The event below has been canceled due to flight delays/cancellations caused by the volcanic activity in Iceland.  The event will be rescheduled for the fall 2010 quarter at a date still to be determined.

The International Studies Public Forum (ISPF) presents

“Counterinsurgency and Humanism”
with Isaiah Wilson is Lt. Colonel, West Point
Christoph Zuercher, University of Ottawa
David Price, Saint Martin’s University
Ruthie Gilmore, USC

Thursday, April 22, 2010
4:30-6:00 p.m.
UCI Student Center, Doheny Beach A 

Panel on counterinsurgency and humanism

Excerpt from Martin Van Crefeld's book: "The Transformation of War: The Most Radical Reinterpretation of Armed Conflict Since Clausewitz"

Isaiah Wilson is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and social science associate professor at West Point.  His research centers on the role and impact of the legacy of U.S. military and security “regimes” (i.e., norms, principles, rules and decision making procedures) on America’s capacity to fight, win, and finish wars of the 21st century. He is founder and co-director of the Beyond War Project, a multiyear, cross-discipline collaborative study of the “paradox of the American way of war,” dedicated to development of new effective war-policy regimes.

Christoph Zuercher is a professor in social science at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. His research and teaching interests include conflict research, methods of conflict research, state-building and intervention, international governance and development, focusing particularly on the former Soviet Union (especially Russia), the Caucasus, and Central Asia (including Afghanistan).  He has conducted surveys and interviews in Afghanistan examining the relationship between aid and peace.

David Price is an associate professor in anthropology and sociology at Saint Martin’s University. He is currently using the Freedom of Information Act, archival sources, and interviews to write historical accounts of various interactions between the military and intelligence agencies and American Anthropology, examining the interactions between anthropologists and organizations such as the CIA, FBI, NSA, OSS and others.

Ruthie Gilmore is an associate professor of American studies, ethnicity and geography at the University of Southern California.  Her research has focused on race and gender, labor and social movements, prison, uneven development, politics and culture, California, the U.S., and the African Diaspora.

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