Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: Revolutions in Military Affairs

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

Featuring: Paul J. Springer

Details: Throughout history, military leaders have sought new advantages when major changes in the nature of warfare threatened to upset the status quo. Napoleon harnessed the power of a people-in-arms and created enormous armies; Dwight D. Eisenhower managed a war effort between competing allies that involved major technological changes, including the emergence of atomic weapons; in the 21st century, Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have fielded the latest military technology from drones to cyber war. Explore these revolutions in military affairs and the lessons for today.

Paul J. Springer, a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, is a Professor of Comparative Military History at the Air Command and Staff College.

Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute

Cost: $44 (members $32)

Phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268, 9 am–5 pm daily.

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