Necessary Wars of Choice

An Account of the Cold War as War, From Korea to the Present

Sponsored by Department of History

Monday, September 9, 2013
7:30 p.m.

Throughout modern history, armies have contended with “irregulars”—enemies who hide among the citizenry and favor hit-and-run attacks over open battles. This semester, Franklin & Marshall College hosts four outstanding scholars who will discuss the theory and practice of guerrilla warfare and counter-insurgency, from the American Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars to the era of “national liberation” following World War II.
The first lecture in the "Irregular Wars" series will be delivered by Professor Marilyn B. Young, who teaches history at New York University and is the director of the Tamiment Center for the Study of the Cold War. She is the author of The Vietnam Wars, 1945–1990 and numerous anthologies dealing with foreign policy issues, including, most recently, Bombing Civilians. She has received Guggenheim and ACLS fellowships and served as president of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations in 2010.
The "Irregular Wars" special lecture series is sponsored by the departments of History, American Studies and International Studies; the Center for Liberal Arts and Society; and the Public Affairs Lecture Fund.

This event is open to the public.

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