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  • emAnatomy of Failureem
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    Anatomy of Failure

    Harlan Ullman discussed why the U.S. has lost, or failed to accomplish its stated mission, in every war it has started since the end of World War II.

  • Presidential War Powers
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    Presidential War Powers

    Professors Philip Bobbitt and Matthew Waxman talked about presidential war powers and how they’ve evolved over time.

  • History of US Wars in Five Disabled Veterans
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    History of U.S. Wars in Five Disabled Veterans

    History professor John Kinder gave an illustrated talk titled “A History of American War in Five Bodies.” Professor Kinder is the author of Paying with Their Bodies: American War and the…

  • Michael Kazin Discusses AntiWar Movements
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    Anti-War Movements From World War I to Present

    Michael Kazin, author of War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918, talked about the legacy of anti-war activities during World War I and how they influenced peace movements…

  • emThe Internationalistsem
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    The Internationalists

    Professors Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro talked about their book The Internationalists, in which they recall the 1928 Paris Peace Pact, also known as the Kellogg-Briand Pact, that…

  • American Battlefields as Sacred Ground
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    American Battlefields as Sacred Ground

    Professor Edward Linenthal talked about his book, Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields, using Little Bighorn Battlefield and the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor as examples.…

  • Historians Discuss Use of Law in Conflict and War
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    War, Law, and Restraint

    Professors talked about how the law is used during conflict. They cited examples from the American Civil War, the world wars, and recent international conflicts as they questioned whether…

  • David Barron Discusses emWaging Warem
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    Waging War

    Judge David Barron talked about his book, Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS. This event, part of the 2017 Colby Military Writers' Symposium, was held at…

  • emCivil Warsem
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    Civil Wars

    Professor David Armitage talked about his book Civil Wars: A History in Ideas, in which he provides a history of civil wars throughout the world, from the Romans, who were the forebears of the…

  • Pursuit and Prosecution of War Criminals
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    Pursuit and Prosecution of War Criminals

    Co-authors Alexa Koenig, Victor Peskin, and Eric Stover talked about their book, Hiding in Plain Sight: The Pursuit of War Criminals from Nuremberg to the War on Terror.

  • Maria Armoudian Discusses emReporting from the Danger Zoneem
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    Reporting from the Danger Zone

    Maria Armoudian talked about her book, Reporting from the Danger Zone: Frontline Journalists, Their Jobs, and an Increasingly Perilous Future, about the complications facing journalists in…

  • Historians Discuss First Ladies During Wartime
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    First Ladies During Wartime

    Historians examined the contributions of American first ladies during the nation’s wars. Speakers included William Seale, author of The President’s House and other books; history professor…

  • Apache Wars
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    Apache Wars

    Paul Andrew Hutton talked about the prolonged conflict in the late nineteenth century between the Apaches and the U.S. government. He described the southwest as a volatile mix of…

  • Life on a Battleship
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    Life on a Battleship

    Clayton Allen and Captain Matthew Pommer (Retired) gave a tour of the below deck areas of the USS Wisconsin, where the crew lived and worked while at sea. The USS Wisconsin, one of the…

  • Battleship Command and Control
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    Battleship Command and Control

    Clayton Allen gave a tour of the top decks of the USS Wisconsin, where the captain and admiral once lived and commanded the ship. The USS Wisconsin, one of the largest battleships built by…

  • Panel Discussion on War
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    Panel Discussion on War

    Panelists talked about wars throughout history. Panelists included Rita Gabis, author of A Guest at the Shooters' Banquet: My Grandfather’s SS Past, My Jewish Family, A Search for Truth; Dawn MacKeen,…

  • Molly McCartney Discusses emAmericas War Machineem
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    America's War Machine

    Molly McCartney, co-author of America’s War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflicts, talks about the U.S. military-industrial complex and how it has changed since President Eisenhower…

  • Authors Discuss Writing About War
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    Writing About War

    Christina Lamb, author of Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan To A More Dangerous World, Janine di Giovanni, author of The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria, and Kim Barker,…

  • The Compromise of 1850
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    The Compromise of 1850

    Fergus Bordewich talked about the Compromise of 1850 and the two generations of senators who dominated the great debate. Mr. Bordewich focused on Henry Clay, Stephen Douglas, and the impact…

  • emSpain in our Heartsem
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    Spain in our Hearts

    Adam Hochschild talked about his book, Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, about the close to 3,000 Americans that took part in the Spanish Civil War, from a…

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