Andrew Bacevich to Present Washington Rules

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected]

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., February 21, 2013—Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations and history at Boston University, will present a lecture titled “Washington Rules,” at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 3. The lecture is in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall in the Bernhard Music Center on the Williams College campus. The event is free and open to the public, and there will be a book signing after the lecture.

Bacevich served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, later holding posts in Germany, the U.S., and the Persian Gulf. Bacevich offers an uncompromising critique of the principles that guide America’s foreign policy and military strategy, a set of assumptions he calls  “Washington rules.”

Bacevich is the author of The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (2006), The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (2009), and Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War (2010). He has also written for numerous publications, including The Boston Globe, The American Conservative, and The New Republic. In 2012 he edited a collection of essays titled The Short American Century: A Postmortem.   

Bacevich graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and he received his Ph.D. in American diplomatic history from Princeton University.

This event is sponsored by the Program in Leaderships Studies and the Stanley Kaplan Program in American Foreign Policy.


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