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Professor David Kennedy: Who Bleeds, Who Pays? The All-Volunteer Force and the Growing Civil-Military Divide

Event Details

Mon, March 23, 2015
06:30PM - 09:00PM
Fort McNair Officers' Club
4th & P Streets, SW Building 60, Washington DC 20319
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Registration Period:
Early Bird young alumni '05-'14 $10; Early Bird general admission $15. Starting 3/7 price goes up $5 each.
Ms. Rachel Dolkas

Please join us for an evening reception and lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning Professor David Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus, who has spoken about this topic as part of TedxStanford.

Talk Description: In 1973 the United States gave up its military draft system and transitioned to the all-volunteer force. Now, more than four decades later, Americans warmly honor their warriors and take pride in their nation’s fighting machine. But do civilians fully understand the nature of the modern military’s missions? Are the burdens of service fairly shared? Perhaps most importantly, has the all-volunteer force by its very nature weakened civil society’s authority over the force that fights in its name and its behalf?

Our agenda is as follows:
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. - Reception- heavy hors d’ouevres, cash bar
7:30 – 8: 30 p.m. - Remarks, Q & A

Doors open at 6:00. The Main Gate will close at 7:00 sharp.

Suggested Attire:
Business attire
For military alumni, Uniform of the Day or Service Uniform encouraged

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