Civilian Control of the Military and American Democracy


Date : Sat., April 2, 2011 to Sun., April 3, 2011 Category : Butcher History Institute



FPRI’s Wachman Center, in association with the Cantigny First Division Foundation, is proud to be presenting their sixth weekend-long conference for teachers on subjects in military history. On April 2–3, we will be focusing on the history and philosophy of civil-military relations in the United States. As FPRI Senior Fellow Mackubin Owens writes in his new book on the subject, "The United States has been fortunate in that its military has successfully defended the Republic on the battlefield while avoiding threats to civilian control… But tensions have always existed…." The recent episode involving Gen. Stanely McChrystal is but the latest instance. FPRI and the Cantigny First Division Foundation are proud to feature the leading scholars and practitioners on the subject.

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Topics and Speakers

Welcoming Remarks


Paul Herbert

Executive Director, Cantigny First Division Foundation

Walter A. McDougall

Co-Chair - Madeleine and W.W. Keen Butcher History Institute

Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania

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Welcoming Remarks: Civilian Control of the Military and American Democracy


The Philosophical Basis of Civilian Control of the Military


Maj. Gen. (ret.) Charles J. Dunlap Jr.

Duke University School of Law

Related Article(s):

“The Army of the Constitution”: the Military, American Values, and the Early Republic

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The Philosophical Basis of Civilian Control of the Military


Civil-Military Relations and the American Founding


Richard Kohn

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Civil-Military Relations and the American Founding


Rise to Globalism and the Changing Role of the Military in American Politics


Karl Walling

Naval War College -

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Rise to Globalism and the Changing Role of the Military in American Politics


Supreme Command and Wartime Civil-Military Relations


Mackubin Thomas Owens

Naval War College -

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Supreme Command and Wartime Civil-Military Relations


Future Trends in American Civil-Military Relations


Don M. Snider

United States Army War College/United States Military Academy

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Future Trends in American Civil-Military Relations


The Military and Society in America


John Allen Williams

Loyola University Chicago/IUSAFS

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The Military and Society in America


Gen. George C. Marshall and the Development of a Professional Military Ethic


Gen. Josiah Bunting

Head of ISI-Lehrman American Studies Center

Related Article(s):

Gen. George C. Marshall and the Development of a Professional Military Ethic

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Gen. George C. Marshall and the Development of a Professional Military Ethic


Location


Venue


First Division Museum at Cantigny


1 S. 151 Winfield Road
IL Wheaton 60189

Registration links


Register Deadline


Wed., August 15, 2012

Related Program(s)


Program on National Security

Program on Teaching Military History