As part of the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, the Ford School's Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies presents a screening of American Denial, followed by a discussion with producer/director Llewellyn Smith and Professor Martha S. Jones.
Free and open to the public. Reception and book signing to follow. About the book Armed with Expertise: The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon launched a controversial counterinsurgency program called the Human Terrain System. The program embedded social scientists within military units to provide commanders with information about the cultures and grievances of local populations. Yet the controversy it inspired was not new.