UW Madison: Civil-Military Relations

Gerald Ford with Brehznev, David Hume Kennerly, 1974

The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy: “Civil-Military Relations: What they are, why they matter, and how to think about them”


The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy, a JMC partner program, will be hosting Richard Kohn for a public lecture on civil-military relations.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 9:30 AM
Van Hise Hall, Room 114 • University of Wisconsin – Madison

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Richard Kohn is Professor Emeritus of History and Peace, War, and Defense at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a leading authority on civil-military affairs in the United States and has served in the Department of Defense as well as academia. His long-term projects are studies of presidential war leadership in American history and the American experience of war, but he continues to research, consult, lecture, and publish in the area of contemporary civil-military relations, military professionalism, and professional military education.

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The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy at University of Wisconsin – Madison seeks to promote appreciation and critical understanding of the cardinal principles and institutions of liberal democracy while advancing intellectual diversity. These principles and institutions include constitutionalism and rule of law, the meaning and scope of freedom and free markets in a democratic order, the place and role of religion in liberal democracies, and competition between liberal democracy and competing ideologies, including various forms of autocracy and new political religions.

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