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Ambassador Thomas McNamara - American Global Strategy
10/28/14 12:00 PM

Tuesday Speakers Register

Memorial Hall

The Cold War was a strategic success for the United States and its allies, but since 9/11 we have been challenged, not by global threats, but by multiple, regional instabilities, which collectively disrupt the global order and call into question the rule sets and institutions – largely the product of U.S. initiatives -- that have functioned for six decades. These challenges require a fundamental re-evaluation of American Global Strategy to confront the very different world of the 21st Century. Join us for a program by Ambassador Thomas McNamara, former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Ambassador to Colombia, Special Assistant to the President, Ambassador-at-Large and Senior Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Advisor to The Secretary of State.  His postings overseas include Colombia, Soviet Union, Congo, and France.

Steve Fronk - Local Homeland Security
11/04/14 12:00 PM

Tuesday Speakers Register

Memorial Hall

Steve Fronk is the Director of Emergency Management for the City of Milwaukee. More info on this program coming soon.

Timothy McMahon - Catastrophic Catalyst: The Great War and the Twentieth Century
11/11/14 12:00 PM

Tuesday Speakers Register

Memorial Hall

In honor of Veterans Day, Timothy G. McMahon, Associate Professor of History at Marquette University, will speak on "Catastrophic Catalyst: The Great War and the Twentieth Century." In the decades after the Great War (1914-1918), a common refrain was that the war had changed everything.  Certainly, when one considers the impact of the war—from the men lost to adaptations on the home fronts to the emergence of new states—observers could make a great case that the uncertainties with which we became familiar in the twentieth century were unleashed by events of those few years.  This talk will highlight three of of the most important, including new state rivalries, the implications of total war, and the unmet desires of people for stable homelands.