2007 Conferences, Seminars
and Public Talks

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  • Radio Interview: “Conflict Seen Between U.S. Military, Civilian Leaders,” Day to Day, National Public Radio, August 2007.


  • Convention: American Political Science Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, August/September 2007.
    • Roundtable: “The Solder and the State at Fifty.”


  • Talk: “The Changing Character of ‘Existential’ Threats,” National Defense Intelligence College, Washington, DC September, 2007.


  • Presentation: “Re-establishing the Post-Iraq Civil-Military Balance,” Comenius Executive Leadership Program (Netherlands), Berkeley, CA, October 2007. 


  • Conference: “China-U.S. Security Forum: Evolving and Enhancing Military Relations,” Washington, DC, October 2007. Organizer and Summary Panel Member.


  • Radio Interview: “They Got It Right: (2) Michael Desch,” Open Source With Christopher Lydon, WGBH, Boston, MA, October 2007.


  • Talk: “Bush and the Generals,” Veterans Museum, Madison, WI, October 2007.


  • Talk: “Why We Can’t Talk Sanely About Israel,” Department of History Seminar, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, October 2007.
  • Conference: “The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth,” The Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN, February 2007.


  • Convention: International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, March 2007.
    • Panel: “Debating the Costs and Benefits of the American Empire,” discussant.


  • Authors’ Workshop: “The Solder and the State at Fifty,” United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, March 2007.


  • Paper: “Huntington’s Hartz: The Clash of Civilizations Between America’s Civilian Liberalism and Military Realism. 


  • Workshop: “Lone Star National Security Forum,” George Bush School of Government and Public Service and Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Lake Travis, TX, March-April 2007. Co-Organizer.


  • Conference: “Terrorism and Liberty,” The Liberty Fund, Newport, RI, May 2007.


  • Radio Interview: “Iraq Funding Bill Moves Toward Passage,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, May 2007.


  • Conference: “The Solder and the State at Fifty,” United States Military Academy Senior Conference XLIV, West Point, NY, June 2007.


  • Paper: “Huntington’s Hartz: The Clash of Civilizations Between America’s Civilian Liberalism and Military Realism.”


  • Keynote Address: “‘Professional’ Versus ‘Education:’ What Should Be the Emphasis?” Air Command and Staff College Faculty Off-site, Maxwell AFB, AL July 2007.


  • Keynote Address: “Re-establishing the Post-Iraq Civil-Military Balance,” Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Leadership Development Course XVIII (Advanced), Falls Church, VA, August 2007.