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A nation must think before it acts.
PHILADELPHIA – The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul J. Springer as a Senior Fellow.
Springer is an associate professor of comparative military history at the Air Command and Staff College, located at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, where he teaches courses on leadership, strategy, terrorism, and military history.
He is the author of America’s Captives (University Press of Kansas, 2010); Military Robots and Drones (ABC-Clio, 2013); Transforming Civil War Prisons: Lincoln, Lieber, and the Laws of War (Routledge, 2014); and America’s Wars: A Military History of the United States, 1500-Present (Naval Institute Press, forthcoming 2015). He is the series editor of Transforming War and The History of Military Aviation, both with the Naval Institute Press.
His current research includes books on cyber warfare, military robotics, the West Point class of 1829, and higher education in the South from 1865-1900. He holds a PhD in history from Texas A&M, and has taught there and at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
He recently addressed our History Institute for teachers on America and Modern War: The American Military Post-Vietnam. His topic: Thinking about Military History in the Age of Drones, Hackers and IEDs. You can access the video file here and his powerpoint here (part 1) and here (part 2).
About the Foreign Policy Research Institute
The Foreign Policy Research Institute was founded in Philadelphia in 1955 on the premise that “a nation should think before it acts,” as founder Robert Strausz-Hupe put it. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, FPRI is devoted to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests. We add perspective to events by fitting them into the larger historical, cultural, geographical context of international politics.