What Students Need to Know About America’s Wars, Part II: 1920–Present


Date : Sat., May 2, 2009 to Sun., May 3, 2009 Category : Butcher History Institute



FPRI’s Wachman Center, in association with the Cantigny First Division Foundation, was proud to present a two-part series on What Students Need To Know about America’s Wars. The first part, in July 2008, covered the colonial wars through World War I; the second part, May 2–3, 2009, covered World War II through the present.

See What Students Need to Know About America's Wars, Part I: 1622-1919

 

What Students Need to Know About America’s Wars, Part II Conference Summary by Trudy Kuehner

 

Topics and Speakers

Welcoming Remarks


05/02/2009 - 8:50 AM to 9:00 AM
Paul Herbert

Executive Director, Cantigny First Division Foundation

Walter A. McDougall

Co-Chair - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy

Related Article(s):

Welcoming Remarks


The Gathering Storm: From World War I to World War II


05/02/2009 - 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Williamson Murray

Senior Fellow -

Professor Emeritus of History -

Related Article(s):

The Gathering Storm: From World War I to World War II

Related Multimedia:

The Gathering Storm: From World War I to World War II (video)

The Gathering Storm: From World War I to World War II (audio)


The US Army in World War II


05/02/2009 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Rick Atkinson

Author of The Army and Dawn and The Day of Battle

Related Article(s):

Ten Things Every American Student Should Know About Our Army in World War II

Related Multimedia:

The US Army in World War II (audio)

The US Army in World War II (video)


The US Navy in World War II


05/02/2009 - 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM
James Kurth

Professor of Political Science -

Senior Fellow -

Related Article(s):

The U.S. Navy in World War II

Related Multimedia:

The US Navy in World War II James Kurth (audio)

The US Navy in World War II James Kurth (video)


The Korean War


05/02/2009 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Allan Millett

Stephen E. Ambrose Professor of History -

Director -

Related Multimedia:

The Korean War (video)

The Korean War (audio)


Vietnam


05/02/2009 - 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM
Ronald Spector

Professor of History and International Affairs -

Related Article(s):

What Students Need to Know About the Vietnam War

Related Multimedia:

Vietnam (audio)

Vietnam (video)


Gulf War I


05/03/2009 - 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
Bernard E. Trainor

Co-author of The Generals’ War and Cobra II

Related Article(s):

Gulf War I

Related Multimedia:

Gulf War I (video)

Gulf War I (audio)


The Global War on Terrorism


05/03/2009 - 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Frank G. Hoffman

Senior Fellow -

Research Fellow -

Related Article(s):

The Anatomy of the Long War’s Failings

Related Multimedia:

The Global War on Terrorism (audio)

The Global War on Terrorism (video)


The American Culture of War


05/03/2009 - 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Adrian Lewis

Professor of History -

Director -

Related Multimedia:

The American Culture of War (video)

The American Culture of War (audio)


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