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This is the sixth installment of an eight part series on the Patterson School’s Summer Reading List. Hide and Seek, Charles Duelfer The Accidental Guerrilla, David Kilcullen The Limits of Power, Andrew Bacevich Huang Yasheng, Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics Walter Laqueur, The Last Days of Europe Greg Mortenson, Stones into Schools Paul Collier, The Plundered Planet […]
The Patterson School 2010 Summer Reading List has been released: Andrew Bacevich, The Limits of Power Charles Duelfer, Hide and Seek David Kilcullen, Accidental Guerrilla Paul Collier, The Plundered Planet Walter Laqueur, The Last Days of Europe Greg Mortenson, Stones into Schools Stephen Cohen and Brad Delong, The End of Influence Huang Yasheng, Capitalism with […]
On Friday and Saturday, the Patterson School conducted its annual policy simulation. This year, Patterson students simulated the 22 hours following an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, with a focus on the diplomatic consequences of such an attack. The University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications cooperated in the simulation, with students from […]

Graduation Day!

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On December 12, 2009

Today was graduation day at Patterson. For lack of anything better to post, below is the graduation keynote that I delivered to the Spring 2009 graduates: Congratulations to the graduating class, and

Top Gun: A Film that Never Loses its Relevance

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On October 21, 2009
Those who questioned my decision to include Top Gun in last year’s Patterson School Fall Film Series must be scurrying for cover now: A fighter pilot who headed the Navy in the Pacific and made a cameo appearance as a Tom Cruise foe in ”Top Gun” has taken over as the top U.S. military commander […]

First Day of Class!!!

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On August 31, 2009

Today is the first day of my National Security Policy course; website here, with syllabus. The National Security Policy course is one half of the core National Security major requirement at Patterson,

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