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Civilian Control of the Military and American Democracy

Date : Sat., April 02, 2011 to Sun., April 03, 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.

E-mail lux@fpri.org for more information.

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

Duke University School of Law

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

Karl Walling

Naval War College -

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Supreme Command and Wartime Civil-Military Relations

Mackubin Thomas Owens

Naval War College -

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Future Trends in American Civil-Military Relations

Don M. Snider

United States Army War College/United States Military Academy

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The Military and Society in America

John Allen Williams

Loyola University Chicago/IUSAFS

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

Gen. Josiah Bunting

Head of ISI-Lehrman American Studies Center

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Location

Venue

First Division Museum at Cantigny

1 S. 151 Winfield Road
IL Wheaton 60189

Registration links

Register Deadline

Wed., August 15, 2012

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