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War Critic Andrew Bacevich Presents Spitzer Lecture April 28

Andrew J. Bacevich

WHO: Andrew J. Bacevich
WHAT: Breach of Trust: The U.S. Military and American Society
WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 28
WHERE: Room 250, Shepard Hall, The City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue, New York

Since 2002, the United States has been engaged in near-continuous warfare, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan. How effective have these interventions been? How have they affected American society and the military itself?

Andrew J. Bacevich, author of “Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and their Country” and a professor of international relations at Boston University, will address these questions when he delivers the 2014 Anne and Bernard Spitzer Lecture in International Relations at The City College of New York.

The event, 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in Room 250, Shepard Hall, is free and open to the public. It is presented by Professor Rajan Menon, Anne and Bernard Spitzer Chair in Political Science, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.

About Andrew J. Bacevich
Dr. Bacevich is a retired colonel who spent 23 years serving in the military, including duty in Vietnam. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he received his Ph.D. in American diplomatic history from Princeton University. Before joining the faculty of Boston University, he taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins University.

Bacevich’s previous books include “Washington Rule: America’s Path to Permanent War,” “The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism,” and “The Long War: A New History of U.S. National Security Policy since World War II.” His works also include essays and reviews for publications such as “The Wilson Quarterly,” “The National Interest,” “Foreign Affairs,” “The Nation” and “The New Republic.” He also contributes op-eds to “The New York Times,” “Washington Post,” “Wall Street Journal” and “Financial Times,” among other news outlets.

About Rajan Menon
Dr. Rajan Menon holds the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Chair in Political Science at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York. Previously, he was the Monroe J. Rathbone Professor and chairman in the Department of International Relations at Lehigh University. He is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and has been a fellow at the New America Foundation, an academic fellow and senior adviser at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, a Carnegie Scholar, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and director for Eurasia Policy Studies at the National Bureau for Asian Research (NBR). His books include “Limits to Soviet Power” and “The End of Alliances.”

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.  

About the Colin Powell School
Inaugurated in 2013, the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership comprises the five departments of Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology and dynamic interdisciplinary programs including International Relations, International Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Mental Health Counseling, Pre-Law, Public Service Management, Women’s Studies, and the Skadden, Arps Honors Program for Legal Studies. The school offers a wide variety of traditional and interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate degrees and houses the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology offered by the CUNY Graduate Center. The Colin Powell School’s hallmark values of service and leadership permeate every aspect of its work and animate City College’s unflagging and historic commitment to access and excellence.

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