- Upcoming Events
- 2016 Rethinking Grand Strategy Conference
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This coming year we will continue the theme and extend beyond WWI, with broader attention given to civil liberties and social justice and to U.S. international relations from the founding through the present. We ask, for example: In what ways has warfare and international crises enshrined obligations to the state? What are the historical and contemporary challenges related to the U.S.’s grand strategy in its international relations? How do questions of local allegiance to country, perspectives on civil liberties, and newer conceptions of a “global citizenship” figure into the most pressing political questions of our time?
Exciting events we are planning for the coming year to be on the look out for include: a master class with renowned teacher John Hunter on the World Peace Game; a focus on civil rights and responsibilities, including panels and talks addressing the history and legacy of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution and about the prison industrial complex; programs on the future of U.S. conflicts and the “past, present, and future” of Veterans coming home; interdisciplinary panels dedicated to key issues for the upcoming presidential campaign; film viewings and discussions keyed in to WWI themes; and an multi-day international conference on rethinking American grand strategy.