The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Military Service and National Obligation: A Symposium - October 5-6, 2012

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This symposium will give the Dartmouth community an opportunity to reflect on the evolving meaning of military service in the United States
Friday & Saturday • 5-6 October 2012October 5 events will take place in Filene Auditorium and the October 6 program will be held in L02 Carson Hall.
This two-day symposium will engage some of the central themes of President Emeritus James Wright's new book Those Who Have Borne The Battle: A History of America's Wars and Those Who Fought Them (PublicAffairs, a member of Perseus Books, 2012). A group of Dartmouth scholars from the History, English, Classics, and Government departments will present papers addressing the historical development of armed service, providing examples from both within and beyond the United States.

On Friday evening, a roundtable, moderated by Ben Valentino and joined by Lieutenant Colonel John Nagl of the U.S. Naval Academy, will discuss policy implications of President Wright's advocacy in veterans' affairs. For more information regarding the event, read the Dartmouth Now Article here.

Sponsored by the Nachman Fund in History, The Leslie Center for the Humanities, and the Rockefeller Center.

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