NY Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), NYC
9 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast (included)
9:30 am: The Under-Appreciated Role of “Strategic Communication” in the American Revolution, Marc A. Genest, US Naval War College
Outmatched by the most dominant military power of the 18th century, the American rebels compensated asymmetrically by constructing a sophisticated insurgent network that employed public diplomacy, propaganda, and covert operations to undercut British conventional military advantages. To explain American strategy in the run-up to the Revolution, we are proud to feature Marc A. Genest, who holds the Forrest Sherman Chair of Public Diplomacy in the Strategy and Policy Department at the Naval War College. In 2011, Professor Genest served as a civilian advisor at Division Headquarters for Regional Command – South in Kandahar, Afghanistan where he assessed the division’s Information operations campaign.
11 am: The Saviour of Our Country: Remembering Gen. George Washington, featuring Edward Lengel, University of Virginia
In this lecture, one of the nation’s leading scholars of the life of George Washington, Edward Lengel, gives a fresh and frank look at General Washington as a military commander, offering insights into his strengths and weaknesses. As editor-in-chief of The Papers of George Washington, he gives a real insider’s view of Washington. Lengel is author of several books on George Washington, among them General George Washington: A Military Life. He is a columnist for Military History magazine and a professor at the University of Virginia.
This event is the second in a three part series at the New York Historical Society on Old Wars, New Threats.
Tickets required. Tickets may be purchased through the New York Historical Society. Tickets $60 per person.
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