Please join us
Friday, March 3, 2017
Kevin Kline Theatre at St. Louis Priory School
Reception to follow in the lobby
"What Should We Fight For?"
Michael Desch, A.M., Ph.d.
Professor, Political Science; Director, Notre Dame International Security Center; Fellow, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Has your family been talking about the recent cyber security breaches around the election? This Hesburgh series lecture discusses this topic as Professor Michael Desch of Notre Dame’s International Security Center gives a talk entitled “What Should We Fight For?” Desch, a leading expert on American foreign policy, will outline the challenges and opportunities the U.S. faces as it grapples with how to ensure its national security in the years to come in light of the new threats and new technologies that will shape warfare in the coming decades.
Michael Desch was the founding director of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs and the first holder of the Robert M. Gates Chair in Intelligence and National Security Decision-Making at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University from 2004 through 2008. Prior to that, he was assistant director and senior research associate at the Olin Institute. He is the author of When the Third World Matters: Latin America and U.S. Grand Strategy (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993), Civilian Control of the Military: The Changing Security Environment (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999), Power and Military Effectiveness: The Fallacy of Democratic Triumphalism (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008); and co-author of Privileged and Confidential: The Secret History of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2012).
The Hesburgh Lecture Series
To bring the Notre Dame campus to its alumni and their communities, the Hesburgh Lecture Series was inaugurated in the spring of 1986. Outstanding faculty members nominated by their colleagues, the deans of the colleges, and the Law School offer lecture-discussion programs that address issues reflective of the unique strengths of the University: leadership in family life, church issues, ethical concerns, social problems, political questions, the spiritual life, and the liberal arts. This program strives to encourage intellectual dialogue between the alumni, community members, and the distinguished faculty of Notre Dame. The series is named for Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., 15th president of the University, in recognition of his personal example as a lifelong learner and as an expression of the great affection and respect he has earned from alumni and others worldwide. Over 100 alumni clubs have hosted a Hesburgh lecture which is underwritten by the Notre Dame Alumni Association.
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