America and Modern War: The American Military Post-Vietnam


Date : Sat., April 26, 2014 to Sun., April 27, 2014 Category : Butcher History Institute



On April 26-27, 2014, FPRI held its 9th Annual Teaching Military History Weekend in conjunction with the First Division Museum at Cantigny and Carthage College of Kenosha, Wisconsin. As part of its nationally renowned Butcher History Institute,  FPRI brought in leading scholars to address secondary school teachers from across the nation about American foreign policy, defense policy, military technology, societal-military relations, and uses of force from the post-Vietnam era up through today. Teachers were provided with free room and board, assistance designing curriculum, stipends for well-written lesson plans based on the weekend, partial travel reimbursement, a certificate of participation in a program offering 12 hours of instruction, and - where requested - college credit from Carthage College.

Watch the Full Conference Here:

Topics and Speakers

From Cold War to Post-9/11 in Historical Perspective


04/26/2014 - 09:00am
Ronald J. Granieri

Executive Director - Center for the Study of America and the West

Related Multimedia:

From Cold War to Post-9/11 in Historical Perspective


Technological Innovation and the American Way of War: From Stealth to GPS to Drones


04/26/2014 - 10:30am
Michael Horowitz

FPRI, Senior Fellow

University of Pennsylvania

Related Multimedia:

Technological Innovation and the American Way of War: From Stealth to GPS to Drones


The Decisive Force Wars: Panama and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm


04/26/2014 - 12:45pm
BG John Sloan Brown

Author of Kevlar Legions

Related Multimedia:

The Decisive Force Wars: Panama and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm


The Nuclear and Missile Threat Since 1991


04/26/2014 - 02:15pm
James J. Wirtz

Naval Postgraduate School

Related Material(s):

The Nuclear and Missile Threat Since 1991 (PDF)

Related Multimedia:

The Nuclear and Missile Threat Since 1991


The Savage Wars of Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement: Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo


04/26/2014 - 03:45pm
Janine Davidson

Council on Foreign Relations

Related Multimedia:

The Savage Wars of Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement: Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo


From 9-11 to Today: Afghanistan, Iraq, Philippines, and More


04/27/2014 - 08:30am
Stephen Biddle

George Washington University

Related Article(s):

A Guide to Teaching About the War on Terrorism

Related Multimedia:

From 9-11 to Today: Afghanistan, Iraq, Philippines, and More


From Black Boots to Desert Boots: Cultural and Social Changes in the US Armed Forces, 1973-Today


04/27/2014 - 10:00am
Leonard Wong

U.S. Army War College

Related Article(s):

From Black Boots to Desert Boots: The All-Volunteer Army Experiment Continues

Related Multimedia:

From Black Boots to Desert Boots: Cultural and Social Changes in the US Armed Forces, 1973-Today


Thinking about Military History in an Age of Drones, Hackers, and IEDs


04/27/2014 - 11:30am
Paul J. Springer

Air University

Related Material(s):

Thinking about Military History in an Age of Drones, Hackers, and IEDs (PDF) (Part I)

Thinking about Military History in an Age of Drones, Hackers, and IEDs (PDF) (Part II)

Related Article(s):

Thinking about Military History in an Age of Drones, Hackers, and IEDs

Related Multimedia:

Thinking about Military History in an Age of Drones, Hackers, and IEDs


Location


Venue


First Division Museum at Cantigny


1 S. 151 Winfield Road
IL Wheaton 60189

Registration links


Register Deadline


Fri., January 31, 2014

Related Program(s)


Program on National Security

Program on Teaching Military History

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For information about future History Institute Weekends, or about school membership in FPRI, contact: [email protected].