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23
Free and open to the public. Ann Wright , retired U.S. Army Colonel and former U.S. Deputy Ambassador presents an examination of U.S. foreign policies in the Middle East from her point of view as a former military officer and government official, and peace activist. Further, drawing upon her recent travels, she will share her direct observations and personal experiences. About the speaker Ann Wright grew up in Bentonville, Arkansas, and attended the University of Arkansas, where she received a master's and a law degree.
2011 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Nov
12
Panelists: Martha Darling Commission on Presidential Scholars; Class of 1977-1978 White House Fellow Annie Maxwell Ford School MPP '99; Class of 2009–2010 White House Fellow Regent Katherine E. White U-M Board of Regents; Class of 2001-2002 White House Fellow Founded in 1964, the White House Fellows program is one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service.
2010 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Apr
12
In 2007, the U.S. Army introduced its newest counterinsurgency weapon into Iraq and Afghanistan: civilian social scientists. As members of the Human Terrain System (HTS), the social scientists are embedded in combat brigades, where they provide commanders with research and advice. HTS has been controversial from the start; many social scientists attack it for melding academia and national security and for violating research ethics codes. In this talk, I historicize HTS within the broader context of the relationship between social science and national security policy since the 1950s.
2010 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Oct
15
Speakers are Ford School MPP student Jeff S. Barnes, Former U.S. Army Captain and Ground Cavalry Troop Commander during the Iraq War; Taryn Barnes, Former U.S. Army Captain, Air Cavalry Reconnaissance Pilot and Platoon Leader during the Iraq War; P. Onni Hynninen, Former U.S. Army Captain, Troop Executive Officer, Scout Platoon Leader during the Iraq War; and Johnnie Farmer, Former Operations Sergeant Major during the Iraq War.
2008 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm