Center for the Study of War and Society News

NPR On Point: The Future Of America’s Military

US Navy Captain Rosemary Mariner, lecturer and scholar in residence at the Center for War and Society, was a featured guest on NPR’s On Point broadcast on Veteran’s Day. The experts, which also included NPR’s Pentagon reporter Tom Bowman and MIT researcher Cindy Williams, explored the future of America’s military as it faces big cuts and big changes.

Campus to Celebrate Veterans Day with Roll Call, Flag Garden and Library Display

UT will celebrate Veterans Day on Monday, November 11, with its third annual National Day of Remembrance and Roll Call. The university will also create a “flag garden” on the south lawn of Ayres Hall as a visual acknowledgment of veterans, who are serving or have served, and UT Libraries will set up an exhibit of World War I and Civil War memorabilia. Members of the campus community are invited to place a flag in the flag garden in honor of a veteran. Flags can be reserved free of charge online.

UT’s Baker Center, Y-12 to Host Foreign Policy Expert Next Week

Noted foreign policy expert Walter Russell Mead will visit the campus on April 2 and 3. Mead will present a lecture titled “American Strategy in the Atomic Age” at 5:00 p.m. on April 2. At noon on April 3 there will be a panel discussion on “Public Intellectuals and Blogging” featuring Mead and Glenn Reynolds, professor in the UT College of Law and author of the blog “Instapundit.”

Bing West to speak at UT’s Thirteenth Annual Charles W. Johnson Lecture

Bing West, former assistant secretary of defense under President Ronald Reagan, will speak on campus on Tuesday, March 13. West, an author and blogger, will deliver a 5:00 p.m. lecture in the Hermitage Room of the University Center. A meet-and greet will be held at 4:00 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.