Geopolitics with Granieri

Baseball, Football, and the American Way of War

October 18, 2016 | 11:30 am to 12:30 pm | National Security Program

About the Event

Are there similarities between a nation’s sporting culture and it military culture (i.e., how it conducts it military operations)? In this provocative conversation FPRI’s Director of Research Dr. Michael P. Noonan will look at how America’s pastime (baseball) and its “passion” (football) help to explain, or not explain, the American way(s) of war. While war is not sport and sport is not war, thinking about them together isn’t necessarily a waste of time.


Each month, Geopolitics with Granieri features a conversation – some might say an interrogation – with guest scholars on subjects in the news, and includes substantial audience participation. The program is moderated by Ronald J. Granieri, Executive Director of FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West. Geopolitics with Granieri is made possible thanks to the support of our sponsor BNY Mellon Wealth Management.




1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610
Philadelphia. PA. US. 19102


Reservations are required

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Free for Members of FPRI at the $100 Level.
Lunch immediately following for FPRI Members (and spouses) at the $500 level.

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Michael P. Noonan

Michael P. Noonan - Dr. Michael P. Noonan is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.