Who Bleeds, Who Pays? The All-Volunteer Force and its Role in Twenty-first Century Defense Policy

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
4:00pm to 5:30pm
109 Moses Hall (IGS Library)
UC Berkeley

The Harold Smith Defense & National Security Series focuses on U.S. defense policies with emphasis on the control and management of nuclear weapons. 

The series welcomes Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Professor David M. Kennedy on November 12. Reflecting his interdisciplinary training in American Studies, which combined the fields of history, literature, and economics, Professor Kennedy's scholarship is notable for its integration of economic and cultural analysis with social and political history. His 1970 book, Birth Control in America: The Career of Margaret Sanger, embraced the medical, legal, political, and religious dimensions of the subject and helped to pioneer the emerging field of women's history. Over Here: The First World War and American Society (1980) used the history of American involvement in World War I to analyze the American political system, economy, and culture in the early twentieth century. Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War (1999) recounts the history of the United States in the two great crises of the Great Depression and World War II.