The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy and the Department of History at Temple University are sponsoring "Military History in the United States in the Postwar Era: A Symposium Honoring Russell F. Weigley," on Friday, October 8, 1999.
Professor Weigley, one of the most respected military historians in the United States, recently retired as Distinguished University Professor of History at Temple. In honor of his many years of outstanding service to the university and the historical profession, Temple's Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy and the Temple History Department have scheduled a full day of lectures and other tributes.
Four of Dr. Weigley's more prominent former students will deliver special lectures. The presenters and their titles are:
Robert M. Epstein, School of Advanced Military Studies, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, "Revisiting Napoleon: For and Against."
Edward G. Longacre, Staff Historian, Headquarters, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, "Giving a Voice to African-American Troops in the Civil War."
Douglas V. Johnson II, U.S. Army War College, "Training Leadership in the American Army, 1918-2028."
Michael A. Palmer, East Carolina University, "Is There Anything This Guy Doesn't Know, or How I Became Russ Weigley's Naval Historian."
In addition, Professor Dennis E. Showalter of Colorado College, the current President of the Society for Military History, will deliver a keynote address at a special luncheon.
All festivities will be held on Temple's main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For a full schedule, complete with buildings where various events will be held and their times, please consult the web site of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy: http:/www.temple.edu/histdept/mildip.html.
For more information, contact the following e-mail address below.
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