Archive for Thursday, March 9, 2006

War book author to speak at USM

March 9, 2006

Command and General Staff College professor, author and war scholar Roger Spiller headlines the next Lawrence D. Starr Global Studies Institute lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in Mabee Auditorium at the University of Saint Mary main campus in Leavenworth.

Spiller will present his critically acclaimed book, "An Instinct for War? Scenes from the Battlefields of History."

Spiller's presentation, titled "An Instinct for War" coincides with De Paul Library's WWI film and lecture series, "The World War I Years: America Becomes a World Power." His appearance is co-sponsored by the academic vice president's office. The lecture is free and open to the public.

In addition to his book presentation, Spiller will answer questions about his book, the horrors of war and how peace indelibly alters the political landscape.

Peace is also the theme of De Paul Library's fifth installment of "The WWI Years" film series titled "Peacemaking." The film will show at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in Mabee Auditorium.

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