You are cordially invited to the second lecture of
The IWP Capitol Hill Speaker Series
on the topic of
Culture: Upstream from Politics
Michael A. Walsh
Author, The Devil's Pleasure Palace;
Visiting Fellow, The Institute of World Politics
and moderated by
Mackubin T. Owens, Ph.D.
Dean of Academics, The Institute of World Politics
Tuesday, March 7 ~ 12:15 -1:15 PM
Location: Rayburn HOB 2360
We recommend entering via Independence Ave.
Advance RSVP required.
Capitol Hill Safety & Security
Lunch provided to first 75 attendees.
About the speaker:
Michael A. Walsh, a former associate editor of TIME magazine, is the author of six novels and six works of nonfiction, as well as a columnist for the New York Post and a contributor to National Review and PJ Media. He was a winner of the 2004 American Book Awards for his novel, And All the Saints.
About the Moderator:
Dr. Mackubin T. Owens serves as the Dean of Academics of The Institute of World Politics in Washington. Before joining the faculty of the War College, Dr. Owens served as National Security Adviser to Senator Bob Kasten, Republican of Wisconsin, and Director of Legislative Affairs for the Nuclear Weapons Programs of the Department of Energy during the Reagan Administration. Dr. Owens is also a Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam, where as an infantry platoon and company commander in 1968-1969, he was wounded twice and awarded the Silver Star medal. He retired as a Colonel in 1994.
Dr. Owens earned his Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Dallas, a Master of Arts in Economics from Oklahoma University, and his BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has taught at the University of Rhode Island, the University of Dallas, Catholic University, Ashland University of Ohio, and the Marine Corps' School of Advanced Warfighting (SAW). He was also a visiting lecturer at Amherst College during the fall of 2011. He has been a program officer for the Smith Richardson Foundation, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Center for Naval Analyses and a consultant to the Los Alamos National Laboratory; Plans Division, Headquarters Marine Corps; and J-5 Strategy, the Joint Staff. He is the recipient of the 2012 Andrew Goodpaster Prize for excellence in military scholarship for his book US Civil-Military Relations after 9/11 and was the 2013 Ira Eaker Distinguished Lecturer at the Air Force Academy.