2015 Spring Semester Theme: War at Home

Whether war slowly impinges on home, or comes in like a wave, washing away familiar conventions of everyday life, new institutions emerge that re-structure society, valorize new attitudes and ways of perceiving, and create new technologies. Focused on these three aspects, the seminar on war at home seeks to understand the deep historical and social contexts for these transformations, but also whether, across cultures and nations, we can discern broad patterns that typify the trajectory from pre-war to war to peacetime.

Events Related to Theme:

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Stern Center, Great Room, 7 p.m.
The Costs of War
Catherine Lutz, Brown University

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Stern Center, Great Room, 7 p.m.
Children and Armed Conflict
Michael Wessells, Columbia University

Monday, March 23, 2015
Stern Center, Great Room, 7 p.m.
Comrades in Arms: The Politics of War, 1939-1941
Stephen Ortiz, Binghamton University (SUNY)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Islam & the West: A Clash of Civilizations?
Akbar Ahmed, American University