Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Citizens, Soldiers, And Society: Civil-Military Relations In The Age Of Sequester

Citizens, Soldiers, And Society: Civil-Military Relations In The Age Of Sequester

  • August 13, 2013
  • Date / Time:
  • August 13, 2013
  • 11:30 am
  • Venue:
  • FPRI
  • 1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610
  • Philadelphia. PA. US. 19102


Michael P. Noonan

Mackubin T. Owens

Exclusively for FPRI members

Moderated by Ronald J. Granieri,
Director of FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West

Also available via webinar

Michael P. Noonan is the director of FPRI’s Program on National Security. A former Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, he served in 2006-07 on a Military Transition Team with an Iraqi light infantry battalion in and around the northern city of Tal`Afar. He holds a PhD in political science from Loyola University Chicago and is the editor of, and contributor to, FPRI’s Geopoliticus blog.  He also has a weekly blog on the U.S. News and World Report’s The World Report blog.

Mackubin Owens is Editor of Orbis, FPRI’s quarterly journal of international affairs, and Senior Fellow at its Program on National Security. In addition, he is a Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He served as a Marine infantry platoon commander in Vietnam where he was twice wounded and awarded the Silver Star medal. He retired from the Marine Corps Reserve as a Colonel in 1994. Dr. Owens earned his Ph.D. from the University of Dallas. He is co-editor of the textbook Strategy and Force Planning, now in its fourth edition, and author of Abraham Lincoln: Leadership and Democratic Statesmanship in Wartime  and U.S. Civil-Military Relations After 9/11. His articles appear in the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Weekly Standard, and National Review Online.

Each month, Geopolitics with Granieri, Director of FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West, features a conversation—some might say an interrogation—with guest scholars on subjects in the news, and includes substantial audience participation. The program runs on one Tuesday of every month.



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