Military History Events

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The Invention of Ecocide

May 12, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
As the American public began to question the war in Vietnam, a group of scientists deeply concerned about their government's use of Agent Orange and other herbicides started a movement to ban what they called "ecocide." U.S. Deptartment of State Historian David Zierler in his latest book entitled The Invention of Ecocide, traces this movement, from the 1940s, when weed killer was developed in agricultural circles and when theories of counterinsurgency were studied by the military.

"A Hard Country to Love": Patriotism and National Identity in Russia's Great War, 1914-1918

April 04, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Melissa Stockdale, Associate Professor of History, University of Oklahoma, and Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center, discussed how Imperial Russia's participation in World War I led to a mobilization campaign that united the country's population under a cultivated national identity.
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Book Event: Dead Reckoning: Memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War

March 15, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Sarmila Bose, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University; Arnold Zeitlin, Managing Director, Editorial Research & Reporting Associates
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Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era: Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War

November 17, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
Christopher Bright, Author, Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era, Robert S. Norris, Natural Resources Defense Council
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U.S. Intelligence Estimates on Latin American Revolutionary Movements, 1947-1987

October 21, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
Cold War International History Project
The Cold War International History Project and the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars presents U.S. Intelligence Estimates on Latin American Revolutionary Movements, 1947-1987.
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Book Talk: A Chance in Hell: The Men Who Triumphed Over Iraq's Deadliest City and Turned the Tide of War

June 30, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Jim Michaels, Former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Reporter, USA Today
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Book Talk: The Good Soldiers

February 01, 2010 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Middle East Program
David Finkel, Editor and Writer, The Washington Post and Former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Book Talk: Immortal: A Military History of Iran and Its Armed Forces

September 21, 2009 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Middle East Program
Steven Ward, Senior Intelligence Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency
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The Manhattan Project and its Cold War Legacy

February 20, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Cold War International History Project
Cynthia C. Kelly, Atomic Heritage Foundation, William Lanouette, writer and policy analyst, Robert Furman, retired Army Major, and head of the first atomic intelligence unit, and James Hershberg, The George Washington University,

Book Event--Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy Behind the Military Mind

September 22, 2005 // 10:30am11:30am
Global Europe Program
with author Dr. Nancy Sherman, Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown Law School

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