“America’s War for the Greater Middle East: Why It Began and Why It Never Ends”
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 4 p.m. (reception at 3:30)
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies
In 1980, the United States launched what has become a seemingly endless series of military interventions across much of the Islamic world. Professor Bacevich will discuss the origins, conduct, consequences, and prospects of this ongoing conflict.
About the Speaker
Andrew J. Bacevich is a Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, and received his PhD in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University. Before joining the faculty of Boston University, he taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins. Bacevich is the author of Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War (2010). His previous books include The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (2008); The Long War: A New History of US National Security Policy since World War II (2007) (editor); The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (2005); and American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U. S. Diplomacy (2002). His essays and reviews have appeared in a variety of scholarly and general interest publications including The Wilson Quarterly, The National Interest, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Nation, and The New Republic. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Boston Globe, and Los Angeles Times, among other newspapers. He is also the editor of a volume entitled The Short American Century: A Postmortem (2012). His newest book is Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country (2013). In 2004, Dr. Bacevich was a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. He has also held fellowships at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Support provided by:
Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research
War, Violence, and Society Working Group