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    Origins of the Iraq War

    Panelists talked about the roots of the 2003 Iraq War. Participants spoke about the justifications for the invasion by examining declassified and captured documents. This program…

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    The Origins of the Bush Doctrine

    Andrew Bacevich talked the post September 11, 2001, doctrine of preventive war - also sometimes called “The Bush Doctrine.” Professor Bacevich addressed the origins of the Bush…

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    The Historical Legacy of September 11, 2001

    Approaching the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a panel of historians reflected on the effect on American foreign policy and how the “war on…

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    The U.S. and War in the 21st Century

    Marilyn Young talked about her findings as a teacher and a scholar about the wars of the 20th and 21st centuries. She had concluded that this progression of wars was less a progression…

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    Government Secrets

    A panel discussion was held on how a democracy balances the public’s right to know against the need for preserving national security. Historians from the State Department and…

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    Empires of the Senses

    Professor Andrew Rotter talked about how the senses influenced human interactions during the imperial period of the 19th and 20th centuries. “Empires of the Senses: How Seeing,…

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    After War Intervention

    Historians discussed the aftermaths of wars. Andrew Rotter moderated. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Paul Kramer talked about “The…

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    Intelligence and Strategy

    Professor Immerman talked about modern-day U.S. presidents and their reliance on their personal set of beliefs rather than classified intelligence to formulate foreign policy. Topics…

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    Biography and the Study of U.S. Foreign Relations

    As part of the society’s annual conference, panelists who have written for the biography series discussed diplomatic biographies in the Biographies in American Foreign Policy series,…

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