The New York Military Affairs Symposium

The 18th Anniversary of this website
January 1, 1999-2017

Past NYMAS Calendars  
 

 

Fall, 2017
NYMAS Calendar

Fridays 7 pm to 8:45 pm

DateTopicSpeakerAffiliation
Sept. 8Titan: The Art of British Power in the Age of Revolution and NapoleonWilliam R. NesterSt. John's University
Sept. 15City of Sedition: The History of New York City during the Civil WarJohn StrausbaughAuthor
Sept. 22US Army WW2 Procurement: Why the Sherman Tank Was What It WasNicholas Moran Historian
Oct. 6-7

2-Day Conference - New Perspectives on the American Civil War
Moderator - Dr. Christiane Warren, Hudson County Comm. College
Civil War Generals McClellan and Lee: The first two years of the War
Dr. Gregory Edwards SUNY/ Empire State College
Grant Under Fire:  An Exposé of Generalship & Character in the American Civil War
Joseph Rose, author

Oct. 13No Friends but the Mountains: Dispatches from the World's Violent HighlandsJudith Matloff Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
Oct. 20The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the WorldScott J. ShapiroYale Law School
Oct. 27The Army before and after Andrew JacksonSamuel WatsonU.S. Military Academy at West Point
Nov. 3Intelligence: Why Can't We Do Better?Robert JervisColumbia University
Nov. 10

Isolated but Idolized: How Civilian Veneration of the U.S. Military Undermines Innovation

Lionel Beehner

U.S. Military Academy
 at West Point
Defense and Strategic
Studies Department

Nov. 17Sacrificed In Vain - The History And Fate of Nationalist China's Elite 74th Corps 1937-1949Edward ChenNYMAS
Dec. 1

Clausewitz and War in the 21st Century

CPT Mike KiserU.S. Military Academy
at West Point

 

Winter-Spring, 2017
Fridays 7 pm to 8:45 pm

DateTopicSpeakerAffiliation
January 6Grounded: The Case for Abolishing the United States Air ForceRobert FarleyUniversity of Kentucky
January 20Storm over Leyte: Intelligence at Leyte GulfJohn PradosNational Security Archive
February 3The Battle of Campaldino, 1289: The Battle that Made DanteKelly DeVriesLoyola University Maryland
February  17Julius Caesar's Art of War: A Graphic Portfolio of Battlefields and Tactics in the Commentarii de Bello GallicoCPT Antonio Salinas U.S. Military Academy
at West Point
March 3Beyond the Band of Brothers: the US Military and the Myth that Women Can’t FightMegan MacKenzie University of Sydney
March 17World War I in the
Forgotten Austro-Hungarian Empire
John FaheyU.S. Military Academy
at West Point
 
April 7Maps and War: An IntroductionJeremy BlackMBE,  University of Exeter
April 21The Indian Air Force in
the 1971 Bangladesh War
Samir Chopra &
Jagan Pillarisetti
Brooklyn College
May 5GPS: American Invention, Global ImpactRichard D. Easton & Eric F. FrazierAuthors
May 19Operation Beowulf, October 1941Richard DiNardoUS Marine Corps Command and Staff College
June 2Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943 (FDR at War)Nigel HamiltonUniversity of Massachusetts Boston
June 16
1932: The Year China Could Have
Stopped the Second World War
from ever Happening:  
Modern Lessons from a Failed State
 
Ching Wah ChinNYMAS

 

Fall, 2016
NYMAS Calendar

Fridays 7 pm to 8:45 pm

DateTopicSpeakerAffiliation
Sept 9The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908 - 1923Sean McMeekinBard College
Sept 16Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War EraMichael MandelbaumThe Johns Hopkins University, Council on Foreign Relations
Sept 23Drone: Remote Control Warfare Hugh GustersonAnthropologist at George Washington University
Sept 30British Diplomacy in Spain and Portugal during the Napoleonic WarsLTC Frederick Black
 
U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Oct 7Advance to Kill:  Allied Deception Efforts and the Struggle for the Gothic Line, Italy September 1944Lee WindsorGregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, University of New Brunswick
Oct 14How the Nazis Used Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Rhetoric for their Own PurposesRandall BytwerkCalvin College
Oct 21The Path to WW IMichael S. Neiberg United States Army War College
Oct 281777: Tipping Point at SaratogaDean SnowPennsylvania State University
Nov 4War Without Victory:  Athens, Sparta, and the Battle for GreeceJennifer RobertsCUNY Graduate Center
Nov 11The Great War and Ireland's 1916 Easter RisingPaul V. WalshNYMAS
Nov 18The Russo-Japanese War and Forging the Japanese SoldierTheodore F. Cook, Jr. William Paterson University of New Jersey / NYMAS Board

 

 

Winter-Spring, 2016
Fridays 7 pm to 8:45 pm

DateTopicSpeakerAffiliation
Jan 8The Crisis in SyriaChristopher KozakInstitute for the Study of War
Jan 22WWII Naval ShipbuildingThomas Heinrich Baruch College
Feb 5Ronald Reagan, Tom Clancy, and the Transformation of National SecurityCPT Ben GriffinU.S. Military Academy at West Point
Feb 19The Army’s Orphans: The United States Army Replacement System in the European Campaign, 1944-1945Eric KlinekTemple University
Mar 4The Demon of Geopolitics: Karl Haushofer, Rudolf Hess and Adolf HitlerHolger HerwigUniversity of Calgary
Mar 18Rule Britannia: Rise of the Maritime EmpiresStanley CarpenterThe Naval War College
Apr 1The Politics of James Bond: From Fleming's Novels to the Big ScreenJeremy BlackMBE,  University of Exeter
Apr 8Stalin and the Winter War with Finland 1939-1940Stephen KotkinPrinceton University
Apr 29-30

Friday 7-9 pm
Saturday 1-5 pm

NYMAS Spring 2016 2-Day Conference
Produced & moderated by Robert Miller

Espionage: from Cold War to Asymmetric Conflict

Joseph Fitsanakis specializes in intelligence and national security with an emphasis on international espionage.  He has taught and written extensively on intelligence policy and practice, intelligence history, communications interception, cyber espionage, and transnational criminal networks.  His writings have been translated into several languages and referenced in media outlets including The Washington Post, BBC, ABC, NPR, Newsweek, The Guardian, Le Monde Diplomatique, and Wired.  Before joining Coastal Carolina University, Dr. Fitsanakis built the Security and Intelligence Studies program at King University, where he also directed the King Institute for Security and Intelligence Studies. At Coastal, he teaches courses on national security, intelligence communications, intelligence analysis, intelligence operations, and espionage during the Cold War, among other subjects.  Dr. Fitsanakis is also deputy director of the European Intelligence Academy and senior editor at intelNews.org, an ACI-indexed scholarly blog that is cataloged through the United States Library of Congress.

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Mark Kramer is Director of Cold War Studies at Harvard University and a Senior Fellow of Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.  Originally trained in mathematics, he went on to study international relations as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and was also an Academy Fellow in Harvard's Academy of International and Area Studies.  He has published many books and articles.

His latest books are Imposing, Maintaining, and Tearing Open the Iron Curtain: The Cold War and East‐Central Europe, 1945‐1990 (2013), Reassessing History on Two Continents (2013), Der Kreml und die Wende 1989 (2014), and Der Kreml und die Wiedervereinigung (2015), and he is also the editor of a three‐volume collection, The Fate of Communist Regimes, 1989‐1991, to be published in late 2016.
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Mark Mazzetti is a correspondent for The New York Times, where he has covered national security from the newspaper's Washington bureau since April 2006.  In 2009, he shared a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the intensifying violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan and Washington's response. The previous year, he was a Pulitzer finalist for revelations about the C.I.A.'s detention and interrogation program.  He is the author of The Way of the Knife (Penguin 2013) a bestselling account of the CIA's covert action forces.

Since the Sept. 11 attacks, he has made several reporting trips to Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa.

Mazzetti received a 2011 Polk Award (with colleague Dexter Filkins) for coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and was the recipient of the 2006 Gerald R Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense.

 

May 13Honor, Country, and Sex: The Motivational System of Napoleon's ArmiesMichael J. HughesIona College
May 27Fascist Italian Intervention in the Spanish Civil WarBrian SullivanFirst NYMAS President and former Senior Research Professor at National Defense University
Jun 10Reconsidering the American Way of War: US Military Practice from the Revolution to AfghanistanColonel Antulio J. Echevarria II (Ret.)US Army War College Quarterly
Jun 24Appomattox: Victory, Defeat and Freedom at the End of the Civil War Elizabeth VaronUniversity of Virginia
 

 

 

Fall, 2015 Calendar
Fridays 7 pm to 8:45 pm

DateTopicSpeakerAffiliation
Sept 11The Future of the Past: Military History in the Digital EraClifford J. RogersSenior Editor of The West Point History of Warfare / U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Sept 18"Broken Sword": The Growth, Decline and Recovery of Nationalist China's
Armored Force, 1930-1950
Edward ChenNYMAS
Sept 25
Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi War Economy 
Adam ToozeDirector, The European
Institute, Columbia University
Oct 2Law, Science, Liberalism and the American Way of Warfare: The Quest for Humanity in ConflictMichael John WilliamsDirector, International Relations Program, New York University
Oct 9The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil WarDon H. DoyleUniversity of South Carolina
Oct 16-17


Friday
7-9 pm

Saturday 1-5 pm

Please note date change

NYMAS Spring 2015 2-Day Conference
Produced & moderated by Robert Miller


 

Sally Paine, Nigel Hamilton, Mark Stoler (on George C. Marshall),  Jason McDonald

Oct 23Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops BattlefieldGayle Tzemach LemmonCouncil on Foreign Relations
Oct 30Ways of War: American Military History from the Colonial Era to the 21st CenturyMatthew S. Muehlbauer, David J. UlbrichManhattan College, Rogers State University
Nov 6The Battle of Britain through Japanese Eyes: Attachés on the Ground in London and the ContinentTheodore F. Cook, Jr. William Paterson University of New Jersey / NYMAS Board
Nov 13The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten GenocideGary J. BassPrinceton University
Nov 20The Second Sino-Japanese War: China as a World PowerChing Wah ChinNYMAS Board

 

Winter-Spring, 2015 Calendar
Fridays 7 pm to 8:45 pm

DateTopicSpeakerAffiliation
Jan 16Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian EmpireJoshua A. SanbornLafayette College
Jan 30They Fought for Each Other: the Tale of the Hardest Hit Unit in IraqKelly KennedyJournalist
Feb 13FBI Counterespionage during World War IIRay Batvinis George Washington University
Feb 27The Invasion of Serbia, 1915Richard DiNardoUS Marine Corps Command and Staff College / NYMAS
Mar 13Grant and Lee in the 1864 Overland CampaignDaniel FrankeU.S. Military Academy at West Point
Mar 27-28

NYMAS Spring 2015 2-Day Conference
Produced & moderated by Al Nofi & Robert Miller


David Kaiser, author of No End Save Victory: How FDR Led the Nation into War
Mark Perry,
author of
The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur
David L. Roll, author of The Hopkins Touch
 

Apr 10Why Did the Allies Win WWII?Jeremy BlackMBE,  University of Exeter
Apr 17Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day LandingsCraig L. SymondsProfessor Emeritus, U.S. Naval Academy
Apr 24The Development of Infantries in the Late  Middle Ages and in the Early RenaissanceAlbert WinklerBrigham Young University
May 8Stab in the Back: The Italian-French Alpine Campaign, June 1940Brian SullivanFormer NYMAS President and Research Professor at National Defense University
May 22Pacific Blitzkrieg: World War II in the Central PacificLTC Sharon LaceyUS Army Center for Military History
Jun 12WaterlooMichael V. LeggiereUniversity of North Texas

Updated Saturday, September 09, 2017 03:20 PM– Bob Rowen rrowen@nymas.org

 

Fall, 2014 Calendar
Fridays 7 pm to 8:45 pm

DateTopicSpeakerAffiliation
Sept 5Westmoreland's War: Reassessing American Strategy in Vietnam Colonel Gregory DaddisU.S. Military Academy at West Point
Sept 12Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in AmericaHoward Blum Author
Sept 19Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten YearsRon Capps Veterans Writing Project
Oct 10DronesGary KernAuthor
Oct 17-18

NYMAS 2-day Fall Conference
Produced and moderated by Robert Miller

TopicSpeaker / panelistAuthor of
British Warmaking: Lost Opportunities, 1914-15Norman FriedmanFighting the Great War at Sea: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology
VerdunPaul JankowskyVerdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War
The French ArmyEdward M. StraussPoilu: The World War I Notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914-1918
Austria-HungaryGeoffrey WawroA Mad Catastrophe
German War PlansTerrence ZuberThe Real German War Plan: 1904-14
Oct 24American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during WWII Andrew BuchananUniversity of Vermont
Nov 7An Examination of British Cryptography  during the Second World WarAki Snyder Scholar
Nov 14Clausewitz: His Life and WorkDonald StokerU.S. Naval War College
Nov 21NapoleonAndrew RobertsAuthor


 

Winter-Spring, 2014
Tentative Working Draft Dates
Fridays 7 pm to 8:45 pm

Date

Topic

Speaker

Affiliation

Jan 3The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World OrderBenn SteilThe Council on Foreign Relations
Jan 17Harlem's Rattlers and the Great WarJeffrey T. Sammons New York University
Jan 31July 1914: Countdown to WarSean McMeekin Koç University, Turkey 
Feb 14Decisive Battle in China: The Huai-Hai Campaign and the Reshaping of East Asia, 1948-49 (65 years ago) Edward ChenNYMAS
Feb 28The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting a Lost War, 1943Robert M. CitinoThe US Army War College
Mar 14Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. ArmyKayla WilliamsAuthor
Mar 28Compassion after War: Major General Allen and the Rhineland OccupationMajor Russell W. VanderlugtUnited States Military Academy at West Point
Apr 11-12

Friday: 7-9pm

Saturday: 1-5 pm

NYMAS Spring, 2014 2 day event

Spring 2014: "When Europe Went to War: Recent Interpretations of the Outbreak of the Great War" -- with Richard DiNardo coordinating

Friday, April 11, 7-9 pm:
Richard L. DiNardo, Changes (and Non Changes) in scholarship since the 50th anniversary of the war
Robert Bulko, Imagining War: Popular Attitudes Towards War on the Eve of World War I
David Gordon, How Domestic Politics Pushed the Central Powers into War


Saturday, April 12, 1-5 pm:
Edward J. Erickson, Turkey’s Decision for War, 1914
Ted Cook, Japan’s German War, 1914
Ann Louise Antonoff, British and American Naval Policy on the Eve of 1914

 

Apr 25
The Russian Fish with "Caviar": the 1945 TICOM Intelligence Operation
Randy RezabekAuthor
May 9The Murder of OSS Major William Holohan in Italy 1944William CorvoIndependent Historian
May 23Operation Anthropoid: The Assassination of Reinhard HeydrichWilliam SchuberFairleigh Dickinson University
June 6The Devil's Garden: Rommel's Desperate Defense of Omaha Beach on D-DaySteven ZalogaAuthor / former NYMAS Boardmember
June 20Nomonhan 1939: The Red Army's Victory that Shaped World War IIStuart D. GoldmanNational Council for Eurasian and East European Research

 

 

 

 

Fall, 2013
Fridays 7 pm to 8:45 pm

Date

Topic

Speaker

Affiliation

Note experimental weekly dates this season only

Sept. 20How U.S. Economists Won World War IIJim Lacy Professor of Strategic Studies, Marine Corps War College
Sept. 27Fear and Loathing in
Tatary: 19th Century Russian Struggles in their Borderlands
Major Daniel Horst US Military Academy at West Point
Oct. 4The Enigma Code Dave PerryThe National Security Agency
Oct. 11Rightists in the French ResistanceValerie DeaconNYU
Oct. 18The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson Chris Mackowski
 
St. Bonaventure University
Oct. 25Is There a Right Way to Lead a War? The Puzzle of Wartime Presidential Leadership from Abraham Lincoln to ObamaAndrew J. PolskyHunter College,
CUNY Graduate Center
Nov. 1The Discovery of the WW2 Submarine the R12 Christine Dennison,
Tim Taylor
The Explorers Club
Nov. 8-9

Friday: 7-9pm
Saturday: 1-5 pm

NYMAS Fall Conference

Vietnam 1963:
Revision and Reassessment

 Moderator: Robert Miller --Executive Director of NYMAS, Enigma Books
Edward Miller, Dartmouth College
Fredrik Logevall, Cornell University
Col. Gian Gentile, US Military Academy at West Point
Pierre Asselin, Hawai’i Pacific University

 
Nov. 15Debating a Military Academy - Politics and the Military during the 1790sMajor Andrew ForneyUS Military Academy at West Point
Nov. 22Castro's Secrets: Cuban Intelligence, the CIA, and the assassination of JFKBrian Latellformer CIA National Intelligence Officer for Latin America

 

 

Winter-Spring, 2013
Working Draft Dates
Fridays 7 pm to 8:45 pm

 

Topic

Speaker

Affiliation

Jan. 4Islands of Destiny: The Solomons Campaign and the Eclipse of the Rising SunJohn PradosAuthor / National Security Archive
Jan. 18Blitzkrieg Rules at Caporetto, 1917, in France in May, 1940, and in North Africa, 1941Guy CavallaroWorld War One Historical Association
 
Feb. 1Embers of War: the Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's VietnamFredrik LogevallCornell University
Feb. 15Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and StalinTimothy SnyderYale University
Mar. 1Pirate Alley: Commanding Task Force 151 Off SomaliaRear Admiral Terry McKnightUS Navy, retired
Mar. 8The Measure of a Man:
My Father, the Marine Corps, and Saipan
Kathleen WilliamsNYMAS Board, Executive Director Emeritus
Mar. 15Fighting for MacArthur : the Navy and Marine Corps’ Desperate Defense of the PhilippinesJohn GordonRand Corporation, Author
March 22
(7-9 pm)

AND

March 23
(Sat. 1-5 pm)

NYMAS Spring Friday/Saturday Event
Wars and Rumors of Wars: 1898-1914

Moderator / Producer: Dr. Albert A. Nofi

Lessons from America’s ‘Small Wars’, 1898-1914Dr. Albert A. NofiAuthor, NYMAS Board
The British Army and the Lessons of the Boer WarDan DavidNYMAS Board & Head, NYMAS Book Award Committee

 

Lessons of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905Prof. Theodore F. Cook, Jr.William Paterson University of New Jersey / NYMAS Board
Lessons Learned by the Ottoman Army from the Balkan WarsProf. Edward EricksonCommand and Staff College, Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia.
The Italo-Ottoman War, 1911-1912Prof. Brian R. SullivanFormer NYMAS President and Research Professor at National Defense University
The Price of Victory: The Invasion and Conquest of Serbia, 1915Prof. Richard L. DiNardoCommand and Staff College, Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia.

 

Apr. 5Spy Sites of New York CityBob WallaceFormer Director of the CIA's Office of Technical Service
April 19Joe Rochefort's War:
The Odyssey of the Codebreaker
Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway
Elliot CarlsonAuthor
May 3From Belleau Wood to Guadalcanal: Thomas Holcomb and the Making of the Modern Marine CorpsDavid Ulbrich
 
Historian,  U.S. Army Engineer School
May 17The First Century of Gunpowder Artillery in Europe - Innovation and Effectiveness: 1326-1450.Clifford RogersU.S. Military Academy at West Point
May 24Roman WarfareAdrian GoldsworthyHistorian and Author
May 31Allied Master Strategists: The Combined Chiefs of Staff in World War IIDavid RigbyAuthor
June 14The End of War?John HorganAuthor

 

 

 

Fall, 2012
Fridays 7 pm to 8:45 pm

 

Topic

Speaker

Affiliation

Sept. 7New York at WarSteven H. JaffeIndependent Historian and Curator
Sept. 21Meade at GettysburgCol. Kevin Farrell United States Military Academy at West Point
Oct. 5Saudi Arabia: Thinking about Nuclear WeaponsNorman CigarMarine Corps University
Oct. 19

(plus 1 to 5 pm on Sat. Oct 20)

NYMAS Fall Friday/Saturday Event

Cyber Warfare

Nov. 2Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway (moved to April, 2013)Elliot CarlsonAuthor
Nov 16Mussolini Warlord:
Failed Dreams of Empire 1940-1943
H. James BurgwynAuthor
Nov 30Verdun in Korea: the UN's Operation Showdown against the Chinese at Triangle Hill Ed ChenNYMAS Board / Scholar

 

Winter-Spring 2012

DateTopicSpeakerAffiliation
Jan 6America at War:
A Magazine History
Steve Lomazow
 
Author
Jan 20Writing the Official British Military History of World War I: Memoirs and BiographiesDaniel DavidNYMAS Board/ NYMAS Book Awards Committee
Feb 3Intervening in Revolution:  Woodrow Wilson in MexicoMajor Luke Frank United States Military Academy at West Point
Feb 17Flamethrower Tanks and Doctrine in WWII TechnologyMajor John P. RingquistUnited States Military Academy at West Point
March 2Not Servants of Justice: The Malmedy Massacre Trial and Its AftermathSteven P. RemyBrooklyn College/ CUNY Graduate Center
March 16Asst. Secretary of the Navy Gustavus Fox in the Civil War Navy Ari HoogenboomBrooklyn College/ CUNY Graduate Center
March 30
(7 to 8:45 pm)

The War of 1812
in New York and Abroad

March 31 (Sat.
1-5 pm)
Apr 13Fragging: Why U.S. Soldiers Assaulted Their Officers in Vietnam George LepreAuthor
Apr 27Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades, 1000-1300 John France United States Military Academy at West Point
May 11Collecting War ArtDave H. WilliamsAuthor/Collector
May 25Vichy, the Nazis and Mafia Collaborators in Provence 1942-1944Isaac LevendelAuthor
June 8Musahi: Major Problems in 'The Most Peaceful Valley in Afghanistan"Martin Scott CatinoAmerican Military University
June 22The Rise and Fall of the Tankette, 1925-1940: A Forgotten Chapter in the Evolution of Armored WarfarePaul V. Walsh
 
Author

 

Fall 2011
 

DateTopicSpeakerAffiliation
Sept. 9Romeo Spy: The Rise and Fall of a KGB Operative Emil DraitserHunter College
Sept 23Normandy Crucible: The Allied Breakout and The Battle of the Falaise Pocket John PradosSenior Research Fellow at The National Security Archive
Sept 30Theoretical Origins of the Battleship Navy Douglas HaugenWagner College
October 14

 

The Chinese Civil War at 100: Unfinished Business?  Edward ChenScholar, NYMAS
Oct 28
Friday
(7:00-8:45pm)

Civil Warriors:
Ordinary Americans
 and the Great National Crisis
 1860-1865

Oct 29
Saturday(1-5 pm)
Nov 4West Pointers in the Frontier WestMajor Ryan L. ShawUnited States Military Academy
at West Point
Nov 18The Secret to Mussolini's Success: The Role of Italian Military Intelligence in War and Peace, 1922-1940
 
Brian Sullivan
 
Former NYMAS President and Research Professor at  National Defense University 
Dec 2

On the 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor:
The Hawaii  Battle:  Pearl Harbor through Japanese Eyes

 

Theodore F. Cook, Jr.

 
William Paterson University of New Jersey / NYMAS Board

 


 

NYMAS Winter-Spring 2011
CALENDAR

DateatTopicSpeakerAffiliation
Jan 7Soldiers
Sailors Club Lexington & 37th
FDR's Deadly Secret Steven Lomazow M.DAuthor
Jan 21Soldiers
Sailors Club
'Virtually Useless': The Rise and Fall of the Safeguard Ballistic Missile Defense SystemMajor Joe Scott United States Military Academy at West Point
Feb 4Soldiers
Sailors Club
Lenin, Germany and the War 1917-1918Yuri Felshtinsky Author
Feb 18Soldiers
Sailors Club
Egypt and the Middle EastJim DingemanNYMAS/INN
Mar 4Soldiers
Sailors Club
Lost Eagles - The Origins of America's Search for its Missing AirmenBlaine PardoeAuthor / Historian
Mar 18
(7-9 pm)
Soldiers
Sailors Club

A Conference
on the 100th Anniversary of
Naval Aviation

·   Mar 18 - S&S, Film, Helldivers (1931) & round table

·   Mar 19 - S&S, 1:00-5:00, presentations,

o  Norman Friedman, author, “Evolution of the Aircraft Carrier Through 1942”

o  D. C. Isby, author, “British and American Naval Aviation in the Interwar Period Compared”

o  Wray Johnson, USMC Command & Staff College, “Marine Corps Aviation in Small Wars, 1915-1935.”

o  A.A. Nofi, NYMAS, “The Interwar Fleet Maneuvers in the Development of the Fast Carrier Task Force.”

o  Tom Wisker, NYMAS, “The Evolution of American Naval Aircraft, 1911-1941”

 

Mar 19
(Saturday)
(1-5 pm)
 Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
12th Avenue and 46th St.
Apr 1Soldiers
Sailors Club
Feigned Neutrality:  United States Involvement in the Iran-Iraq WarMajor Greg Tomlin United States Military Academy at West Point
Apr 8Intrepid -
Lutnick Theater

Seven Women Who Helped Change the Course of the Civil War

Kay LarsonUS Coast Guard Auxiliary, NYMAS Board
Apr 15Soldiers
Sailors Club
The Military and the Monarchy -- The Case and Career of the Duke of Cambridge in an Age of ReformColonel Kevin FarrellUnited States Military Academy at West Point
Apr 29Soldiers
Sailors Club
(for podcast, see: Kansans, Abolitionists and John Brown's Men) Abolitionist or Job Seeker: Gauging Abolitionist Officer Commitment in the Civil War WestMajor John P. RingquistUnited States Military Academy at West Point
May 13Soldiers
Sailors Club
Atomic Spies: Just Who Stole the A-Bomb for Stalin?Gary KernSpecialist in Atomic Espionage History
May 20Intrepid -
Lutnick Theater
 
Axis Sally:
The American Voice
of Nazi Germany
Richard Lucas
 
Author
May 27Soldiers
Sailors Club
No Sure Victory: Measuring U.S. Army Effectiveness and Progress in the Vietnam WarLt. Colonel Greg Daddis United States Military Academy at West Point
June 10Soldiers
Sailors Club
The Police at War:
1917-1918 and 1941-45
Thomas Reppettoformerly the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
June 17Intrepid -
Lutnick Theater

Researching World War II Iconic Photography Online

Jason McDonaldAuthor
June 24Intrepid -
Lutnick Theater

The Largest Aircraft Carrier Battle in History: The Marianas Turkey Shoot

David SearsAuthor

 


Fall, 2010 Calendar
Friday evening talks (7 to 8:45)
and the Fall Saturday All-day Conference

Sept 10Soldiers  Sailors Club, Lex near 37thThe Hitler-Stalin Pact of 1939 Jim DingemanNYMAS
Sept. 24Soldiers  Sailors Club, Lex near 37thNow We Are Enemies: The Story of Bunker HillTom FlemingAuthor / Historian
Oct 8Soldiers  Sailors Club, Lex near 37thWedemeyer: The Man Who Planned D-DayJohn J. McLaughlinNew Jersey WW2 Book Club
Oct 15The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
12th Avenue and 46th St.
An Unmanned Sky? The Future of UAVs and UCAVsNorman FriedmanAuthor
Oct 22Soldiers  Sailors Club, Lex near 37thThe Italian BrothersPaolo MastrolilliAuthor
                       The Fall Saturday All-day Conference
Oct 30
(Saturday, 10 am-4 pm)
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
12th Avenue and 46th St.

To the Gates of Stalingrad:
 

Col. David Glantz (ret.)Author / Scholar
Nov 5Soldiers Sailors Club, Lex near 37thDid the Napoleonic Empire Pay for
Itself?

Alex Stavropoulos

Graduate Center/CUNY

Nov 19Soldiers  Sailors Club, Lex near 37thThe Chinese Civil War in Manchuria,  1945-48Ed ChenNYMAS Board / Scholar
Dec 3Soldiers  Sailors Club, Lex near 37thThe U.S. Army on the Eve of the Civil War  Samuel Watson
 
United States Military Academy at West Point
Dec 10The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
12th Avenue and 46th St.
Japan's War Plans: Preparing for Armageddon

Theodore F. Cook, Jr.

William Paterson University of New Jersey / NYMAS Board

 


 

Winter-Spring 2010

22-JanSoldiers, Sailors & Airmen's Club, 283 Lexington Avenue between 36th & 37th Streets.The Chiapas Insurgency Bill WeinbergAuthor, Journalist, WBAI
5-FebSoldiers, Sailors & Airmen's Club, 283 Lexington Avenue between 36th & 37th Streets.The French Navy in the French RevolutionProfessor Kenny JohnsonUSMA, History Dept
19-FebSoldiers, Sailors & Airmen's Club, 283 Lexington Avenue between 36th & 37th Streets.Puerto Rican Soldiers: America's Foreign LegionnairesMiguel HernandezNYMAS, 69th Veterans Corps
5-MarSoldiers, Sailors & Airmen's Club, 283 Lexington Avenue between 36th & 37th Streets."Valley of Death" Dien Bien PhuTed MorganPulitzer Prize Winner, Author with Random House
19-MarSoldiers, Sailors & Airmen's Club, 283 Lexington Avenue between 36th & 37th Streets.(for podcast, see:Dreaming of Pax Aeronautica: Neoisolationist Promotion of Airpower, 1947-1953) Strategic Air Power and Isolationist Visions of American National Defense after WWIIMajor Pete RaylsUSMA, History Dept
9-AprSoldiers, Sailors & Airmen's Club, 283 Lexington Avenue between 36th & 37th Streets.Invisible Ink Spycraft of the American RevolutionJohn A NagyAuthor, President of the American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia
16-AprCUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave (34thSt),Segal Theater, Lobby FloorThe Next Generation Interviews the "Greatest" GenerationStudents of the Gateway School discuss their interviews with WWII veteransCo-sponsored by NYMAS and the CUNY Graduate Center History Dept.
7-MaySoldiers, Sailors & Airmen's Club, 283 Lexington Avenue between 36th & 37th Streets.Pequot and King Philip's warsProfessor Matthew Muehlbauer & Major Jason WarrenUSMA, History Dept
21-MaySoldiers, Sailors & Airmen's Club, 283 Lexington Avenue between 36th & 37th Streets.Malfeasance in Blue: The Air Force Vs The ArmyTom WiskerWBAI, NYMAS Director
4-JunSoldiers, Sailors & Airmen's Club, 283 Lexington Avenue between 36th & 37th Streets."Defeat and Triumph" Operation Dragoon, August 1944Stephen SussnaAuthor, Independent Scholar, Invasion Participant
18-JunSoldiers, Sailors & Airmen's Club, 283 Lexington Avenue between 36th & 37th Streets.The Christianization of the Roman ArmyJohn SheanProfessor, La Guardia Community College

 


 

NYMAS Fall 2009

DATETOPICLOCATIONSPEAKERAFFILIATION
24-SepOkinawa MedevacSoldiers, Sailors & Airmen club, NYTom WiskerNYMAS Director, WBAI
2-OctThird Reich Secrets – Walter SchellenbergSoldiers, Sailors & Airmen club, NYDr REINHARD DOERRIES Professor of History, University of Erlangen, Germany
16-OctBattle of Pell's Point, NY, 1776Soldiers, Sailors & Airmen club, NYLTC FRANK LICAMELI US Army Retd.West Point Faculty
6-NovCANCELLEDSoldiers, Sailors & Airmen club, NY Prof. SAM WATSON West Point Faculty
20-NovThe Young WinstonSoldiers, Sailors & Airmen club, NYMICHAEL McMENAMINIndependent Scholar
4-DecVisions of a New War. Japan Dec 8, 1941Soldiers, Sailors & Airmen club, NYProf. THEODORE COOKNYMAS Director, Professor of History, William Paterson University, NJ
11-DecThe New Jersey Built Fast Carriers: 1927-2009Conference Room 801, 8th floor, 346 Broadway, NYC [entry at 108 Leonard St- ID required] LAWRENCE BRENNAN, Esq., USNRAttorney at Law, Naval Scholar

 


NYMAS Winter-Spring 2009
CALENDAR
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Schedule of Friday Evening Talks & the Spring Friday/Saturday Conference

DateTopicSpeakerAffiliation
Jan. 9

America's Captives: American POW Policy from the Revolution to the War on Terror

Paul SpringerUnited States Military Academy at West Point
Jan. 16German Air Operations on the Eastern Front, 1914-1917

Richard DiNardo

US Marine Corps Command and Staff College / NYMAS
Jan. 23Borrowed Soldiers: Americans under British Command during the First World WarMitch YockelsonNational
Archives
 
Jan. 30The Intendance and the Logistics of The Grande Armée 1806-7

Alex Stavropoulos

CUNY Graduate Center

 
Feb. 6Pre-WWI Thinking and the Theory and Practice of Field FortificationNicholas MurrayUnited States Army Command and General Staff College
Feb. 13Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American HistoryJohn Fabian WittColumbia Law School
Feb. 14
(Sat.)
10-12:30
The War in Gaza, 2009

2-4
Six Months in Liberia

Jim Dingeman

 

Frank Radford

NYMAS

 

NYMAS

Feb. 20God Willing: My Wild Ride with the New Iraqi ArmyEric NavarroUS Marine Corps Reserve
Feb. 27Islam in the French Army during the Great WarRichard S. FogartyUniversity at Albany, State University of New York
Mar. 6Policing the White Man’s Democracy? Army Aid to the Civil Power in Jacksonian AmericaSamuel WatsonUnited States Military Academy at West Point
Mar. 13Fahrenheit 2,200: A History of NapalmBob NeerColumbia University
Mar. 14
(Sat.)

Obama’s First 100 Days:
An Examination of Foreign Policy, National Security an d Domestic Issues Facing the Obama Presidency

 

10:00 am- 12:30 noon
CUNY Graduate Center
Room C-198
The First 100 Days:
An Overview
Jim DingemanNYMAS
Obama And IranProf. Ervand AbrahamianBaruch College and CUNY Graduate Center
Obama And AfricaProf. Xerxes Malki Africana Studies,
New York University
Colonialism and Neo Colonialism: Continuities in Obama's Policy Towards Latin America and the Pacific IslandsJuan BlancoColumbia University

12:30-2:00 pm - Lunch Break + Movies Unlimited + Video E-Flash

2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
CUNY Graduate Center
Room C-198

Defense and National Security Issues Facing ObamaJim DingemanNYMAS
Why and How Obama Rose to PowerPeter OkonkwoColumbia University
The Stimulus Package and VeteransJoseph A. BelloNYC Veterans Advocate
Obama and AsiaMartin RivlinColumbia University and LaGuardia Community College
Mar. 20Naval Aviation and the U.S. Fleet Problems, 1923-1940Al NofiNYMAS
Mar. 27Issues of Identity in the Wartime Occupation of Okinawa, April-June 1945Major Courtney ShortUnited States Military Academy at West Point
Apr. 3Why Iraq Wanted Nuclear WeaponsNorman CigarMarine Corps University Research Fellow
Apr. 10Passover / Easter weekend
Apr. 17Breaker Morant: Film and HistoryJames  KirschkeVillanova University
Apr. 24

The NYMAS Spring Conference

From Vietnam to Afghanistan:
New Perspectives

Why Vietnam Matters:
Why the Right Lessons from Vietnam Matter in Afghanistan

Rufus Phillips

Former consultant, advisor

Ending Deadly Conflict:
Lessons from Vietnam and Iraq

Robert. K. Brigham

Shirley Ecker Boskey Professor Of History And International Relations
Vassar College

In the Iraq War Narrative:
Why Vietnam Shouldn't Matter, But It Does

Colonel Gian Gentile
 

United States Military Academy
at West Point

US. War Crimes in Vietnam:
Revelations from a Declassified Army Archive

 

Deborah Nelson
 

 

 

Peter Berenbak
 

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
Carnegie visiting professor, University of Maryland, College of Journalism

former Infantry
1st Lieutenant

Operational Concepts: Vietnam and Afghanistan
 

Dr. John Prados
 

National Security Archive

Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan:  Re-learning the Same Lessons

Colonel Kevin Farrell

United States Military Academy
at West Point

 

Apr. 25
(Sat.)
May 1Winning the English Civil War: Fairfax, Cromwell and the Formation of the New Model Army in 1645Florene
Memegalos

 

Hunter College 
May 8Chinese Amphibious Operations: 1949-1958Edward ChenNYMAS member
May 15Sparta and the Greek Art of War 550 – 362 BCScott RuschIndependent Scholar
May 22Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs from Communism to Al-QaedaRobert Wallace Former Director of the CIA's Office of Technical Service
May 29

Right vs. Left Politics in the Cold War and the Improbable Saga of Major General Edwin Walker  

Bob RowenNYMAS

 

 


NYMAS Fall 2008
 CALENDAR
 as of 
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Schedule of Friday Evening Talks & the Fall Friday/Saturday Conference
Click here to print the Fall 2008 NYMAS Schedule
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DateTopicSpeakerAffiliation
Sept. 5Thieves of Baghdad: Rescuing Iraq's Stolen Antiquities during Operation Iraqi FreedomCol. Matt BogdanosUSMC Reserve
Sept. 12The Roman Navy: Its Development from Oxymoron to Ruler of the MediterraneanMark WilsonBrooklyn College
Sept. 19Hitler's Gift to FranceRobert MillerEnigma Books
Sept. 26Transformative Military Innovation: Why Only Some Military Organizations, Some of the Time?

Wayne A. Thornton

 
Harvard University
Oct. 3Failed States, Revolution, and Democracy: 
Progressive Rationales for Military Intervention, 1914 to 1918
Jacob KramerBorough of Manhattan Community College / CUNY Graduate Center
Oct. 10Yom Kippur  
Oct. 17

The NYMAS Fall Conference
A History of U.S. Occupation Policy

Friday, October 17, 2008
7 pm to 9 pm

INTRODUCTION:
Historiography of Occupation

Jim Dingeman

NYMAS / INN

Uncle Sam and the Banana Wars:  The Long History of U.S. Military Occupations in Latin America

Kyle Longley

 

Snell Family Dean's Distinguished Professor,  Professor of History, Arizona State
University

Saturday, October 18, 2008
10 am to 4 pm

A HISTORICAL REVIEW:
A Topology of the US
as an Occupier

Jim Dingeman

NYMAS / INN

The Surge-Narrative as
Matrix:  Misreading the Surge
and the Atrophy of American Army Conventional Warfighting Capabilities

Colonel Gian Gentile

United States Military
Academy at West Point

Post-conflict Integration of
Militias in Iraq

Major James  Smith

United States Military
Academy at West Point

Views from under the Jungle Canopy:  The American Combat Soldier in Vietnam

Kyle Longley

 

Professor of History, Arizona State University

The Challenges of Counter-
insurgency on the Afghan/Pakistan Border

Major Thomas Spahr

United States Military
Academy at West Point

Reflections of an OIF Battalion Commander in Baghdad

Colonel Kevin Farrell

United States Military
Academy at West Point

 

 

Oct. 18
(Sat.)
Oct. 24Nurses in the Crimean WarMoira EganCUNY Graduate Center
Oct. 31The Use of Force to Prevent Nuclear Proliferation
 
Tim Bakken
 
Dept. of Law,
United States Military Academy at West Point
Nov. 7The 14th USAAF in China, 1944-45Paul R. MartinIndependent scholar
Nov. 14Scottish, Scots Irish, Irish, African Americans and Jews in the Battle of Baltimore, September 1814Christopher GeorgeThe War of 1812
Symposium
Nov. 21The 2d Massachusetts in the American Civil War Major Matt Hardman United States Military Academy at West Point
Nov. 28Thanksgiving
Dec. 5U.S. Military Government in Mexico, 1847-1848Major Tom SpahrUnited States Military Academy at West Point
Dec. 12
African American USMA Graduates in the Nineteenth Century
 
Major Jeremy JamesUnited States Military Academy at West Point
Dec.  19

America's Captives: American POW Policy from the Revolution to the War on Terror

 
Paul SpringerUnited States Military Academy at West Point

 


 

NYMAS Winter-Spring 2008
 
CALENDAR

DateTopicSpeakerAffiliation
Jan 4Radical Designs: Pre-War  USAAF Interceptor ProjectsTom WiskerNYMAS / WBAI
Jan 11The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow that Changed the Course of World War IIAndrew NagorskiNewsweek
Jan 18Rarely Told Stories from May-June 1940Jonathan EpsteinNYMAS and John Jay College
Jan 25The Soldier’s Experience of Battle in the Middle AgesCliff RogersUnited States Military Academy at West Point
Feb 1The Gorlice-Tarnow Offensive, May 1915.

Richard DiNardo

US Marine Corps Command and Staff College / NYMAS
Feb 8Daniel Harvey Hill and the
Shaping of Civil War Memory
Major Brit ErslevUnited States Military Academy at West Point
Feb 15Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965Mark MoyarMarine Corps University
Feb 22The 2nd Massachusetts Infantry, 1861-1865: Who Fought and Why
Cancelled because of weather
Major Matt Hardman United States Military Academy at West Point
Feb 29Line in the Wilderness:  The Adaptation of European Military Theory to British North AmericaMajor Mark Olsen United States Military Academy at West Point
Mar 7Where Have All the Wars Gone?Jim DunniganAuthor
Mar 14

 The Spring, 2008 NYMAS Friday Evening / All-day Saturday Conference

The Emergence of Turkey as a Regional Power

Mar 15
(Sat.)
Mar 21The War on FilmRoger SpillerCombat Studies Institute
Mar 28Kandahar Tour: The Royal Canadian Regiment in Afghanistan, 2007Lee Windsor
 
Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, University of New Brunswick
Apr 4French Military Expertise and the U.S. Army, 1801-1830Major Mike Bonura United States Military Academy at West Point
Apr 11

A Friday Evening / All-day Saturday Open Forum:
Military History and Current Events

Apr 12
(Sat.)
Apr 18Rebellion in the Ranks:  Mutinies of the American Revolution
 
 John A. NagyAmerican Revolution Round Table of
Philadelphia /Author
Apr 25The Failure of Interwar Baltic Collective Defense
 
Eugene FeitExecutive Director of NYMAS
Apr 25The British Commonwealth Campaign for Vichy Madagascar, 1942 cancelledPaul WalshAuthor
May 2

The Influence of the Russo-Japanese War on U.S. Army Doctrine.

Major J.P. Clark

United States Military Academy at West Point
May 9The Perils of Peace: America's Struggle for Survival After YorktownThomas FlemingAuthor
May 16Gouverneur Kemble Warren: The Final Casualty of the Civil WarFrank VarneyWilliam Paterson University of New Jersey
May 23From Bucharest to the Baltic: German Air Operations on the Eastern Front 1916-1917 moved to Winter, 2009

Richard DiNardo

US Marine Corps Command and Staff College / NYMAS
May 30The Forgotten Cavalier, George Goring: The English Civil War
(1642 - 1646)
Florene
Memegalos

 

Hunter College
June 6Omar Bradley's D-Day John PradosNational Security Archive
June 13How Lee Lost & Grant Won the Civil WarEd H. Bonekemper, III Author
June 20Recruiting Churchill's Army - What Went Wrong? Dan DavidNYMAS


 


 

NYMAS Fall 2007 CALENDAR
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Schedule of Friday Evening Talks & the Fall Friday/Saturday Conference
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Date

Topic

Speaker

Affiliation

Sept. 7

American Interpretation of the 'Asian Military Mind': Jun, 1944 - Jan, 1945

Frank Radford

NYMAS

Sept. 14

The U.S. and the Colonial Wars: Indochina, Korea, Algeria, Vietnam, and Their Influence on the Two Wars in Iraq 1945-1963

Robert Miller

Enigma Books

Sept. 21

Scorching Iroquoia: The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779 as New York's Missing Link

Bob Spiegelman

Independent Scholar

Sept. 28

Brutal Justice: Decimation and the Roman Legion

Mark Wilson

CUNY Graduate Center

Oct. 5

Failures and Facades in Iraq:
A Soldier's Perspective

Paul Rieckhoff
 

Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America

Oct. 12

 The Fall, 2007 NYMAS Friday Evening / All-day Saturday Conference
Topics and speakers to be announced

Friday, October 12, 2007   7 to 9 pm

INTRODUCTION:
The Surge in Context

Jim Dingeman

NYMAS / INN

The Training, Preparation, and Readiness of the Iraqi Security Forces and Army

Lt. Col.  Michael
Zacchea

US Marine Corps Reserve

Strategic Reset

Brian Katulis

Center for American Progress

Saturday, October 13, 2007   10am to 4 pm

What Went Wrong--in Iraq

Ervand Abrahamian

Department of History, Weissman School of Arts &Sciences, Baruch College

A Framework for Analyzing  the Middle East and Islam

Lt. Col. Steven G. M. Biro

New York Guard,
an attorney formerly in the Persian Gulf States

Measuring the Success of the Surge

Lt. Col. Gian Gentile

USMA, formerly a tactical battalion commander in Baghdad in 2006.

Beyond Blackwater: 
Contractors on the Battlefield

Raymond Kimball

Iraq and Afghanistan
Veterans of America

The Surge and the al-Anbar
Miracle:  The Real Bottom Line

Wayne White

Former Head of US State
Department Intelligence, Iraq

Oct. 13
(Sat.)

Oct. 19

Battle of Hondeschoote, 1793

Alex Stavropoulos

CUNY Graduate Center

Oct. 26

Military Discipline in the Greek World

Jennifer Roberts

CUNY Graduate Center

Nov. 2

Frank Luke, Jr.:  Maverick of the Skies.  New Perspectives and Details of this WWI Ace's Life and Career

Blaine Pardoe

Author

Nov. 9

The Madero Revolution
Mexico,  1910-1911

Jim DingemanNYMAS / INN

Nov. 16

The German Naval Mutiny and Revolution: November 1918

Edmund Clingan

Queens Community College

Nov. 23

No meeting

Nov. 30

Was the Nineteenth-Century Army Isolated from American Society?

Samuel Watson


 

United States Military Academy

Dec. 7

Japan Under the Bombs: The Air War from Target Level

Theodore F. Cook, Jr.

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Dec. 14

Command in the Continental Army

Major Jason "Dutch" Palmer

USMA

Dec. 21

Al Qaeda's Doctrine for Waging an Insurgency

Norman Cigar

Marine Corps University

Updated Saturday, September 09, 2017 03:20 PM– Bob Rowen rrowen@nymas.org

 

NYMAS Winter-Spring 2007
CALENDAR

 Date

Topic

Speaker

Affiliation

Jan. 5Viking Armageddon in Ireland? The Battle of Clontarf, 1014, in History and LegendPaul WalshDelaware County Community College
Jan. 12Not Quite As Dismal As Commonly Believed: The P-43 and P-66 in Combat, China 1942-1943Tom WiskerNYMAS / WBAI
Jan. 19New York City and the Civil War

 
Bud LivingstonCivil War Roundtable of New York
Jan 26.War Made NewMax BootCouncil on Foreign Relations
Feb. 2The Sea is Ours, Islam in the
Mediterranean, 642 - 850
Neil GrahamNYMAS
Feb. 9

French Athletics and the Cold War

 
Lindsay Krasnoff  CUNY Graduate Center
Feb. 16
Much Like Us: The American Military’s Perception of the Argentine Armed Forces circa 1910
 
Major Evan Wollen USMA
Feb. 23The Battle of Adwa, Ethiopia 1896: Changing Italian Colonial Narratives (1896-1936)David AlianoCUNY Graduate Center
Mar. 2Targeted Killing: Battlefield Excess or A New Paradigm?Gary SolisGeorgetown University
Mar. 9The Reader of Gentlemen's Mail: Herbert O. Yardley and the Birth of American IntelligenceDavid KahnAuthor
Mar. 16Naval Experimentation the Old Fashioned Way: The US Navy Fleet Problems, 1923-1940Al NofiAuthor / NYMAS
Mar. 23
Double Dealing with Europe: Churchill, Détente, and the European Defense Community

Major Mark Vertuli

USMA
Mar. 30Revolving Door War:  The Impact of the Twelve-month Tour on the Tactical Performance of Companies in VietnamMajor Brad HeltonUSMA
Apr. 6No meeting - Easter / Passover  
Apr. 13  
Apr. 14
(Sat.)
 
Apr. 20The Role of Cavalry in Medieval WarfareClifford J. RogersUSMA
Apr. 27Triumph and Tragedy: Royal Marines in Russia, 1919Major Mark BentinckRoyal Marines Historian, UK Naval Historical Branch
May 4China at WarTed CookNYMAS
May 11Irregular Warfare on the Revolutionary FrontierGlenn F. Williams U.S. Army Center of Military History
May 18The Death of a City: The
Athenian Destruction of Melos in 416 B.C
Francis Phillip VarneyCornell University
May 25
'American Indian' Wars and their Relevance to the 21st Century
Donald F. BittnerUS
Marine Corps Command
and Staff College
June 1The Greatest Generation Comes Home: The Veteran in American Society
 
Michael D. GamboneKutztown
University
June 8The Mary Carver Affair:
United States’ Foreign Policy and the Africa Squadron, 1841 – 1845


 
Amy Van NatterCUNY Graduate Center
June 15Viva Villa! The Politics and History of the Punitive Expedition into Mexico,1916Jim DingemanNYMAS / INN
June 22Thwarting a Confederate Coup D'etat, Washington, D. C., April
1861
C. Kay LarsonNYMAS


 

Previous Seasons' Schedules


 NYMAS Fall 2006 CALENDAR
 as of 
Saturday, September 09, 2017 03:20 PM
Schedule of Friday Evening Talks & the Fall Friday/Saturday Conference

 

 Date

Topic

Speaker

Affiliation

Sept 8The India - Pakistan Air War of 1965Samir ChopraBrooklyn College
Sept 15Switzerland 1799: Turning Point of the French Revolutionary WarsAlex StavropoulosGC/CUNY.
Sept 22No Meeting - Rosh Hashanah begins at Sundown
Sept 29Wargaming: a critical analysisSteve Rawling


Jim Dingeman

Founder and publisher, Against the Odds

INN / NYMAS

Oct 6Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in World War II Veterans Mark D. Van EllsQueensborough Community College
Oct 13 Victory at Sea: Pearl HarborFrank RadfordNYMAS
Oct 20Fall Conference  
Oct 21
(Sat.)

Fall Conference

The Historian & the Novelist
Click here for details & reading list

Oct 27Vietnam and the POW IssueScott CatinoUniv. of So Carolina
Nov 3The Genesis of American Command: George Washington & Command in the Continental Army, 1775-1777Major Jason Palmer

USMA

Nov 10Coercive Hostage-Taking (and its failures) in the Roman EmpireJoel Allen Queens College
Nov 17

Selective Realities, Selective Memories: the German Generals and National Socialism

Geoffrey Megargee

U.S. Holocaust Museum
Nov 24No Meeting - Thanksgiving weekend
Dec 1The Impact of Weather on the Modern BattlefieldMajor Donald J. Miller IIIPennsylvania Air National Guard
Dec 8Japan's War ImaginedTheodore F. Cook, Jr.William Paterson University of New Jersey and NYMAS
Dec 15Alexander the Great and Lessons from the Past: How to Fight and Win a Counter-insurgency WarGuy MacLean Rogers
 
Wellesley College



 












































 

 

NYMAS Winter-Spring 2006
CALENDAR
 as of  Saturday, September 09, 2017 03:20 PM

Schedule of Friday Evening Talks & the Spring Friday/Saturday Conference

 Date

Topic

Speaker

Affiliation

Jan. 6

The Dream of Civilized Warfare: World War I Flying Aces and the American Imagination

Linda R. Robertson

Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Jan.. 13

The Endicott System of American Coastal Defense, 1880-1940

Captain Frank Schantz

USMA

Jan.. 20

Breaking Ranks: The History, Limitations, and Importance of American Active Duty Issue Advocacy Raymond Kimball Iraq and Afghanistan
Veterans of America

Jan.. 27

Pyrrhic Victory:
French Strategy and Operations in the Great War
Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Robert A. DoughtyAuthor / former Head of the Department of History at the United States Military Academy

Feb.  3

The 1920 Iraqi Insurrection: Counterinsurgency Lessons from the British Occupation

Major Daniel Barnard

USMA

Feb. 10

Saving Private Ryan -- and His Friends:  Canadians Defeat the German Armored Assaults at Normandy,  7-10 June 1944

Marc Milner

University of New Brunswick

Feb. 17

Clear, Hold, Build: Counterterrorist Strategies and Civil Affairs Tactics in Operation Iraqi Freedom -- An Eyewitness Analysis
 

Joseph Skelly

US Army Reserve/College of  Mt. St. Vincent

Feb. 24

The USAAF's Other Very Heavy Bomber -
the Consolidated B-32

 Tom Wisker

NYMAS / WBAI

Mar. 3

Eisenhower vs. Montgomery: The Historiography of the Battle of the Memoirs

 Patrick Murray

Valley Forge Military College

Mar. 10

Washington's Secret War:
The Hidden History of Valley Forge

Thomas Fleming

Author

Mar. 17

Perspectives on
the American Way of War in the 21st Century

  

Mar. 18
(Sat.)

The American Way of War in the 21st Century

 

 

 

Mar. 24

MacArthur's Eyes: Reassessing Military Intelligence in 'The Forgotten War'

Major Pete Knight

USMA

Mar. 31

After Action Report:
Vets from the Iraq & Afgan Wars talk
 

Jim Dingeman

NYMAS /
INN

Apr. 7

  The Latvian Army in World War II: A Small State at  War

  Prof. Val Lumans

Univ. So. Carolina, Aiken   

Apr. 14

Easter / Passover – No meeting

Apr. 21

Germany and the Axis Powers: From Coalition to Collapse

Richard DiNardo

US Marine Corps Command and Staff College

Apr. 28

The War of the Apostacy, Arabia, 633-634AD

Neil Graham

NYMAS

May 5

Alexis DeTocqueville: Algerian Conflict in the 1840s

Sheryl Gordon

CUNY, GC

May 12

Current Ideas, Concepts and Controversies in Military Affairs

Lt. Col. Roger Morin
Richard DiNardo
 

US Marine Corps Command and Staff College

May 13
(Sat.)

Hamburger Hill: Operation Apache Snow (Saturday all-day)

Allen Walberg
Jim Dingeman
NYMAS / INN

May 19

Victory in Tripoli :
How America's War with the Barbary Pirates
Established the U.S. Navy and Shaped a Nation

Joshua LondonAuthor

May 26

Amphibious Marine and Colonial Soldier:  Major General A. R. Chater, Royal Marines, 1913-1948

Don Bittner

US Marine Corps Command and Staff College

June 2

Corporal Punishment in the Greek Phalanx and Roman Legion: Modern Myths and Ancient Realities

Jennie Kiesling

USMA

June 9

Conspiracy or Coincidence?
The Civil War Draft Riots and the Gettysburg Campaign

 Barnet Schecter

Author

June 16

 War in the Alps: Austria vs. Italy 1915-1918

  Dan David

NYMAS

June 23

Napoleon's 1812 Campaign
Analyzed through Contemporary Artwork
 

Frank Radford

NYMAS

Updated Saturday, September 09, 2017 03:20:57 PM– Bob Rowen rrowen@nymas.org

NYMAS talks are free and open to the public. They are held on Friday evenings at the City University of New York Graduate Center, at 365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. These Friday lectures are usually held on the 6th floor in Room 6-495, but confirmation of the room number should be obtained from the guard at the street-level entrance.

These talks are sponsored by the New York Military Affairs Symposium in conjunction with CUNY's Conference on History and Politics, Dr. George D. Schwab, Director. NYMAS is associated with the Society for Military History, Region 2.

Topics and speakers may be subject to change without notice. A current updated schedule is always available at this website (http//:nymas.org)

Check for the latest changes and updates:
 
here on the web at NYMAS.ORG

 


 


NYMAS Fall 2005 CALENDAR
Schedule of Friday Evening Talks & the Fall Friday/Saturday Conference

 Date

Topic

Speaker

Affiliation

Sept. 9

 Anglo-Dutch Coalition Warfare in the Late 17th Century

John Stapleton

 USMA

Sept. 16

Count Felix von Luckner and the Cruise of the Seeadler
 

Blaine Pardoe

 Author

Sept. 23

Allied Intervention in Russia, 1918-1920

Eugene Feit

NYMAS /
CUNY Graduate Center

Sept. 30

Introduction, screening and discussion of the film Battle of Algiers in a newly translated and subtitled print (Special start time: 6 pm)

Mark H. Jacobsen

US Marine Corps Command and Staff College

Oct. 7

Harassment and Interdiction Fire:  Resolving American Strategy during the Vietnam War

Major John Hawkins

USMA

Oct. 14

The End of World War II

TBA

 

Oct. 15
(Sat.)

All Day Saturday Conference
60th Anniversary Reflections on
The End of World War II

Inside Japan's Final Days:
Ending the Greater East Asia War

Theodore F. Cook, Jr.,

William Paterson University

The End of One War, the Beginning of Another

 Norman Friedman

NYMAS / Author

They Were All Above-Average: French Myths of the Resistance and Liberation

 David Gordon

NYMAS / CUNY Graduate Center History Dept.

 

Oct. 21

The Wehrmacht in the Soviet Union: Ethics and the Untermenschen

André Mineau

University of  Quebec

Oct. 28

U.S. Military Advisers in Greece during the Greek Civil War in 1947-1950

Major John Walmsley

 USMA

Nov. 4

Fact and Fiction: Why Napoleon Really Invaded Spain in 1808
 

Alex Stavropoulos

CUNY, GC , History Dept.

Nov. 11

The Battle of Corinth: How Grant Took Credit for a Victory 50 Miles Away

Frank Varney

Cornell University

Nov. 18

German Special Operations Forces and Doctrine in the 1920s and 30s

Major Bill Mengel

USMA

Dec. 2

War of Annihilation: Operation Barbarossa and the Crimes in the East, 1941

Geoffrey Megargee

U.S. Holocaust Museum

Dec. 3
(Sat.)
The Battle for Berlin, 1945Jim DingemanNYMAS / INN

Dec. 9

Brooklyn in the Civil War

Bud Livingston

Civil War Round Table of New York

Dec. 16

Duty, Honor, Privilege: NY's Silk Stocking Regiment and the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line

Stephen L. Harris

Author

Updated Saturday, June 25, 2005– Bob Rowen rrowen@nymas.org

 

NYMAS Winter-Spring 2005 Calendar
Schedule of Friday Evening Talks & the Spring Friday/Saturday Conference

 Date

Topic

SpeakerAffiliation
Jan 7

1,350 years: Islam vs. the West

Howard BloomNYU
Jan 14

Rescued from the Reich: How One of Hitler's Soldiers
Saved the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Bryan RiggAuthor
Jan 21

From Tobruk To El Alamein:
The American Contribution to Victory in the Desert

Andrew BuchananNYMAS
Jan 28

Mussolini: The Secrets of his Death

Robert MillerEnigma Books
Feb 4

August von Mackensen, 1914-1916
 

Richard DiNardo

US Marine Corps Command and Staff College

Feb 11

The Lies of Iuka: the Origin of the Grant-Rosecrans Feud

Frank Varney

Cornell University

Feb 18

From "Bolt-On" to Built-In: The Evolution
of the Dedicated Attack Helicopter from the 1950s up to
the RAH-66A and AH-1Z  Kingcobra

Tom WiskerNYMAS / WBAI
Feb 25

Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment That's Killing Our Soldiers--And Why GI's Are Only The First Victims

Gary MatsumotoAuthor:/ investigative journalist
March 4

The 'Water Cure' in U.S. Army Courts-Martial, 1898-1902

Louise BarnettRutgers University
March 11

Himmler and SS Thinking
in the Context of Operation Barbarossa

André MineauUniversity of  Quebec
March 18

OSS Ops in Greece
and the beginnings of the Greek Civil War, 1944-47

James A. PoulosFairfield University
April 1

Prison Camps in the American Civil War

Major Clay MountcastleUSMA
April 8

The Amazon Century: Women and War
in Eleventh-Century Italy

Valerie EadsNYMAS
April 15

Counterinsurgency in Iraq

Jim Dingeman and others 
April 16
(Sat.)

Spring All-day Conference
Approaches to Counterinsurgency
Moderator: Richard DiNardo

The Portuguese Experience in AfricaDr. John P. Cann
The British Experience in Iraq during the Arab RevoltDr. Mark H. Jacobsen
Lunch
The Evolution of American Counterinsurgency DoctrineDr. Wray R. Johnson
The Phoenix Program in VietnamDr. Mark Moyar

 

US Marine Corps Command and Staff College

April 22

Rajah Brooke and the Conquest of Sarawak

Major Mike McDermottUSMA
April 29

Whose Side Were They On?  Indian Auxiliaries
in the Black Hawk War 

Major John Hall             USMA
May 6

A Vital Link: American Corps Command in the Battle of the Bulge

Hal WintonAir University’s School of Advanced Air and Space Studies
May 13

Sources and Historians:  How We Try to Reconstruct the Past

Don BittnerUS Marine Corps Command and Staff College
May 20

The Battle of Putot-en-Bessin: Blunting the Counterattack
against the Canadians, June 8, 1944

Michael JankowitzWriter / NYMAS
May 27

The Fear Factor: A History of the Impact of Fear
on Military Effectiveness

Major Greg DaddisUSMA
June 3Views on the Current War in Iraq
 
Jim Dingeman

David Enders

INN/NYMAS

Baghdad Bulletin

June 10Presidential Decision Making in the Two Gulf Wars Meena Bose  USMA
June 17

British versus Indian Martialities in Company India

 Joseph Sramek CUNY Graduate Center
June 24

1919: The Year that Ought to Live in Infamy

Frank RadfordNYMAS

Updated  Saturday, September 09, 2017 03:20:57 PM– Bob Rowen rrowen@nymas.org


NYMAS Schedule for Fall, 2004
Schedule of Friday Evening Talks & the Fall Friday/Saturday Conference

Date

Topic

Speaker

Affiliation

Sept. 10

The Dutch Military Campaign
of 1673-1674 to Recapture
New York
from the British

Thomas Wysmuller

Vice-Chairman, The New Netherland Museum

Sept. 17

The Man in the Red Battleshirt: The Life of General A.P. Hill

Patrick Falci

Civil War Roundtable, Actor / Historian

Sept. 24

The Nazi Camp and Ghetto System

Geoffrey Megargee

US Holocaust Museum

Oct. 1

The Union War against Confederate Guerrillas

Capt. Clay Mountcastle

USMA

Oct. 8

Terrible Terry Allen : Combat General of World War II

Gerald Astor

Author

Oct. 15

Lt. Col. John Eager Howard and the Maryland Line

Christopher T. George

War of 1812 Consortium

Oct. 22

The 1938 Oster Conspiracy against Hitler

Terry Parssinen

University of Tampa

Oct. 29

Lessons of the Afghan War

Stephen Biddle

Army War College

Nov. 5

Redefining the Battle for New York
in the American Revolution

Barnet Schecter

Author, historian

Nov. 12

A Snapshot of Canadian Military Forces Today

Col. Michael Hanrahan

Military Adviser, Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN

Nov  13
(Saturday)

All-Day Conference:
Peacekeeping: Military Operations other than War

 

 

Nov. 19

1916: The Year Germany Was Defeated

Chuck Steele

USMA

Dec. 3 Grace Hopper: Admiral of the Cyber SeaKathleen B. WilliamsNYMAS / CUNY

Dec. 10

9/11, Terrorism and IraqJim DingemanNYMAS / INN Reports

Dec. 17

Operation Shô: The Japanese Defense of Leyte Sixty Years On

Theodore F. Cook

William Paterson University

Updated  Saturday, September 09, 2017 03:20 PM– Bob Rowen:  rrowen@nymas.org

Talks are held, except as noted, on Friday evenings at the City University of New York Graduate Center at 365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets in midtown Manhattan from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. These Friday lectures are usually held on the 6th floor in Room 6-495, but confirmation of the room number should be obtained from the guard at the street-level entrance.

NYMAS talks at the
CUNY Graduate Center are sponsored by the New York Military Affairs Symposium in conjunction with CUNY's Conference on History and Politics, Dr. George D. Schwab, Director.  NYMAS is associated with the Society for Military History, Region 2.  Topics and speakers may be subject to change without notice. A current updated schedule is available at the NYMAS website at nymas.org.

 

Check for the latest changes and updates on the web at NYMAS.ORG

 


 

 
Spring, 2004 Calendar

Schedule of Friday Evening Talks & the Spring Saturday Conference


Date

Topic

Speaker

Affiliation

Jan. 9

Iraq : A View from the Palace

Col. Michael Hess (US Army, retired)

Former Deputy Chief of Staff in the CPA, Baghdad

Jan. 16

The Bari Mustard-Gas Disaster, December 2/3, 1943

Tom Wisker

NYMAS / WBAI

Jan. 23

Information Warfare: What it Is, Isn’t, and How it Shapes National Security

Daniel Kuehl  

National Defense University

Jan. 30

Henry Rawlinson and the Indian Army

Mark Jacobsen

US Marine Corps Command
and Staff College

Feb. 6

Huns with Webbed Feet: Amphibious Assault on Oesel, 1917

Richard DiNardo

US Marine Corps Command
and Staff College

Feb. 13

Dying for the Country: The Logic of War and Genocide
co-sponsored by 

Richard Koenigsberg

Library of Social Science

Feb. 20

The Battlecruiser and Pre-World War I British Trade Protection: A Prehistoric Case of Network-Centric
Naval Warfare

Norman Friedman

Author / NYMAS

Feb. 27

Henry V’s Strategy in 1415: Was Agincourt an Accident?                          

Cliff Rogers

 

USMA

March 5

Ambiguous Imperialism: Popular Response to American Military Intervention in Nicaragua and the Philippines , 1899

Maj. Andy Koloski

USMA

March 12

Sea Stories from the Submarine Force

Capt. David Marquet

US Navy

March 19

Rape as a War Crime: From Nuremberg to Akayesu

Denise Scotto

UN / International Federation of Women Lawyers

March 26

Massacre or Myth: Banastre Tarleton and the Battle of Waxhaws, 29 May 1780

Capt. Tom Rider

USMA

April 2

The Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese
Wars in Meiji Grand Strategy and Its Consequences

Sally Paine

US Naval War College

April 9

On Winfield Scott

Sam Watson

USMA

April 16

The Battle of the Bulge: Leonard Gerow, V Corps & the Initial Defense of Elsenborn Ridge

Hal Winton

Air Command and Staff
College

April 17

Spring All-Day Conference
The Makers of Non-Western Strategy: Papers on Abd-al-Qadir,
Abd-el-Krim and Chinese Strategic Thought

The Air Command & Staff College at Maxwell AF Base

 

 

 

April 23

". . . . And that goes for all you damned Flemings, too!":
 The Language Issue in the Belgian Army, 1914-1940

Jonathan Epstein NYMAS

April 30

Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher:  An Old Fashioned Warrior in a Newfangled Fight

Chuck Steele

USMA

May 7

Women in the American Revolution

Carol Berkin

CUNY

May 14

Staff Rides: Four Hooves and a Tale

Don Bittner

US Marine Corps Command
and Staff College

May 21

Medical Care & Innovations in the Vietnam War 1967-69

Lt. Col. Mariana Fodor (retired)

US Army 

May 28

Airpower in Small Wars

Wray Johnson

US Marine Corps Command and Staff College

June 4 The Deceivers:
Allied Military Deception
in the Second World War
Thaddeus Holt Author / former Deputy Undersecretary of the Army

June 11

The Battle of the Boyne

Roger Kennedy

NY Public Library /
Independent Scholar

June 18

Arms and Armor in the Maciejowski Bible

Richard Gradkowski

NYMAS

June 25

The Influence of Sea Power on Ancient History

Jim Bloom

Author


Updated  DATE \@ "M/d/yyyy h:mm am/pm" 12/20/2003 8:18 PM – Bob Rowen rrowen@nymas.org

Talks are held, except as noted, on Friday evenings at the City University of New York Graduate Center, at 365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets in midtown Manhattan from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. These Friday lectures are usually held on the 6th floor in Room 6-495, but confirmation of the room number should be obtained from the guard at the street-level entrance.  NYMAS talks at the CUNY Graduate Center are sponsored by the New York Military Affairs Symposium in conjunction with CUNY's Conference on History and Politics, Dr. George D. Schwab, Director. NYMAS is associated with the Society for Military History, Region 2
Topics and speakers may be subject to change without notice. A current updated schedule is available at the NYMAS website at nymas.org


Archive of old schedules


Fall, 2003 Calendar

Tentative Schedule as of December 27, 2004
Schedule of Friday Evening Talks & the Fall Friday/All-day Saturday Conference

Date

Topic

Speaker

Affiliation

Sept. 5

Lincoln and McClellan in the early Civil War

Russel H. Beatie

Author

Sept. 12

Charlie Wilson's War
(current bestseller)
George Crile 60 Minutes

Sept. 19

The Information Component of Power and US National Security in the 21st Century

Daniel Kuehl

 

National Defense
University

Sept. 26

America First: The Anti-War Movement and the Second World War
          Co-sponsored by  

David Gordon

NYMAS / Bronx. Comm. College

Oct. 3

Austro-Hungarian War Planning

Danny David

NYMAS

Oct. 10

The Military and the Media

Lt. Colonel Bryan Hilferty

PAO, 10th Mountain
Division, US Army

Oct. 17

The Beginning of War by Yet Another Means: Germany, 1919-1923

Frank Radford

NYMAS

Oct. 24

The Bush Doctrine:
War at Home and Abroad

(tentative schedule)

--- Friday evening ---

Scott Ritter, former UN Weapons Inspector

Gary Leech, Columbia Report


--- Saturday all-day ----

Jonathan Schell, Nation Institute

Norman Friedman, NYMAS, author

Conrad Crane, Army War College

David Isby, Author

Leon Segal,  Director, Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project

Stanley Aronowitz, CUNY

Oct. 25
(Saturday)

Oct. 31

From Lewis and Clark to the Burr Conspiracy and Martial Law: General James Wilkinson, the U.S. Army, and Expansion in the West, 1803 to 1807

Prof. Sam Watson

USMA

Nov. 7

The Battles of Megiddo    

Major Risa Cowher    

USMA

Nov. 11
(Tuesday)

Hitler’s Second Book

          Co-sponsored by 
Enigma Books

and

Gerhard Weinberg Professor Emeritus
University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill

Nov. 14

The Rearming of Germany after WWII  

Chuck Steele    

USMA

Nov. 21

Transform the Personnel System
and You Transform the Army

Major Donald Vandergriff

Georgetown University

Dec. 5

War and Boundaries in Medieval and
Early Modern France

Louis Cooper

American University

Dec. 12

On Vietnam Veterans

Major Erik Overby

USMA

Dec. 19

The Lord Matilda

Valerie Eads

NYMAS

Updated December 27, 2004 04:31 PM – Bob Rowen rrowen@nymas.org

NYMAS talks are free and open to the public. They are held on Friday evenings at the City University of New York Graduate Center, at 365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. These Friday lectures are usually held on the 6th floor in Room 6-495, but confirmation of the room number should be obtained from the guard at the street-level entrance.

These talks are sponsored by the New York Military Affairs Symposium in conjunction with CUNY's Conference on History and Politics, Dr. George D. Schwab, Director. NYMAS is associated with the Society for Military History, Region 2.

Topics and speakers may be subject to change without notice. A current updated schedule is available at the NYMAS website at http://nymas.org.

Check for the latest changes and updates:
 on the web at NYMAS.ORG



Spring, 2003 Calendar
Schedule of Friday Evening Talks & the Spring Friday/Saturday Conference

Date

Topic

Speaker

Affiliation

Jan. 10

The Bush Doctrine and the War on Terrorism and Iraq

Jim Dingeman

NYMAS

Jan. 17

Cornwallis and the Slaves of Virginia : A New Look at the Yorktown Campaign.

Gregory Urwin

Temple University

Jan. 24

Screening and Q&A "WE WERE IN IT TOO: American Jewish Women Veterans Remember World War II"

Debora Duerksen

 

Filmmaker

Jan. 31

Joseph Johnston and the Defense of Richmond

Steven W. Newton

Delaware State University

Feb. 7

Eisenhower, Arms Control and The Cold War

Major Ben Greene

USMA

Feb. 14

Draft Resistance during the Vietnam War: Confronting the War Machine

Michael S. Foley

CUNY – College of Staten Island

Feb. 21

War in the Arctic

Eugene Feit

NYMAS

Feb. 28

Culture and the Great War

George Robb

William Paterson University

March 7

Why We Fight: Divide & Conquer   Film and discussion from the 1943 Frank Capra / US Army Signal Corps Series

David Gordon

NYMAS

March 14

War Guilt 

March 15

March 21

Not Going Home Alone:: A Marine Platoon Commander's Reflections on the Vietnam War

Capt. James Kirschke, USMC (Ret.)

Villanova University

March 28

The British Army and the Conduct of the War of the Western Front

Ian Becket

Quantico

April 4

Swords into Plowshares into Swords: The Evolution and Failure of U.S. Intervention in Somalia , 1992-1994

Major Frank Sobchak, SF

USMA

April 11

Major General John Millikin's Role in the Relief of Bastogne :
A Preliminary Assessment

Hal Winton

Air Force University

April 18

Gray and Black Radio Propaganda against Nazi Germany

Robert Rowen

NYMAS

April 25

Oiling the Gears of War with Blood:  A Case Study of the American Individual Replacement System during World War II

Major Mike Runey

USMA

May 2

War, Technology, and the Rise of the West, 1453-2003, Reconsidered

Jeremy Black

Exeter University

May 9

Between France and Germany: the Formation of Belgian Defense Policy, 1932-1940

Jonathan Epstein

NYMAS

May 16

What Wins Battles?

Don Bittner

Marine Corps Command & Staff College

May 23

The Evolution of French Strategy during the Battle of the Marne (1914)

Col. Robert Doughty

USMA

May 30

Bataan and its Aftermath

Maj. Richard Gordon, USA (Ret.)

“Battling Bastards of Bataan

June 6

Life Magazine and the Vietnam War

Carol Wilder

Chair of the Dept of
Communications, New School University

June 13

The Japanese Occupation of the Dutch East Indies

Jan Krancher

Author

June 20

The Role of Women in the French Resistance

Rita Kramer

Author

June 27

Kursk: How Summer Campaigns Changed the Course of the War Victor Madeja NYMAS
Updated December 21, 2002 – Bob Rowen rrowen@nymas.org
Talks are held, except as noted, on Friday evenings at the City University of New York Graduate Center, at 365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets in midtown Manhattan from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. These Friday lectures are usually held on the 6th floor in Room 6-495, but confirmation of the room number should be obtained from the guard at the street-level entrance.

NYMAS talks at the CUNY Graduate Center are sponsored by the New York Military Affairs Symposium in conjunction with CUNY's Conference on History and Politics, Dr. George D. Schwab, Director. NYMAS is associated with the Society for Military History, Region 2.

 Check for the latest updates: On the web at NYMAS.ORG   


 

Fall, 2002 Calendar
 
Schedule of Friday Evening Talks & the Fall Saturday Conference

Date

Topic

Speaker

Affiliation

Sept. 6

The Battle of Algiers Revisited

Robert Miller

Enigma Books

Sept. 13

Bad Medicine at Buffalo Creek

Wayne Sarf

NYMAS

Sept. 20

Good Bombing: The Image of Precision Bombing in World War II in Three American Feature Films

Frank Wetta

Ocean County College

Sept. 27

Hitler's Jewish Soldiers: The Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military

Bryan Mark Rigg

American Military University  

Oct. 4

Finland in World War II: Separate War, Separate Peace

Eugene Feit

NYMAS

Oct. 11

Intelligence in Support of Humanitarian Operations

Lt. Col. David Rababy

USMC

Oct. 18

Conflicting Missions: Havana , Washington , and Africa , 1959-1976.

Piero Gleijeses

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Oct. 25

Another Such Victory:
President Truman and the Cold War, 1945-1953

Arnold A. Offner

Lafayette College

Nov. 1-2
Fri./Sat.

Friday evening: "The Soviet-German War, 1941-1945: Myths and Realities"  Saturday daytime: " Leningrad : Four Years of Struggle"

David Glantz

US Army (Ret.),
Author

Nov. 8

Iraq – title to be determined

Jim Dingeman
Richard Jupa,
Derk Kinnane

 

Friday
Nov. 15

 

Roundtable and All-Day Conference
Celluloid Wars: American Feature Films and the Experience of War

Friday Evening Roundtable – The Experience of  Combat in American Films
_________________________________________

Saturday All-Day Conference – Film screening: “A Walk in the Sun”
Comments and discussion:
Frank Wetta,
Ocean County College
Lawrence Suid, Independent Scholar
Martin Novelli

Saturday Nov 16
 

Nov. 22

Pope v. Lee: The Second Manassas Campaign

Ethan Rafuse

USMA

Dec. 6

The Battle of Fredericksburg

George Rable

University of Alabama

Dec. 13

Confederate War Minerals: The Niter and Mining Bureau
 

Major Michael E. Lynch

US Army

Dec. 20

Frank Capra's "Why We Fight: Prelude to War"  Screening & discussion Robert Rowen NYMAS

Talks are held, except as noted, on Friday evenings at the City University of New York Graduate Center, at 365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets in midtown Manhattan from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. These Friday lectures are usually held on the 6th floor in Room 6-495, but confirmation of the room number should be obtained from the guard at the street-level entrance.

NYMAS talks at the CUNY Graduate Center are sponsored by the New York Military Affairs Symposium in conjunction with CUNY's Conference on History and Politics, Dr. George D. Schwab, Director. NYMAS is associated with the Society for Military History, Region 2.

 Check for the latest updates: On the web at NYMAS.ORG

Updated Oct. 27, 2002

Winter-Spring, 2002 Calendar
Schedule of Friday Evening Talks & the Spring Saturday Conference

Date

Topic

Speaker

Affiliation

Jan 18

Operation Brunswick - Could it have ended the war by mid-'43?

Frank Radford

NYMAS

Jan 25

England's Greatest General

Cliff Rogers

USMA

Feb 1

Grant's Overland Campaign in 1864

Ethan Rafuse

USMA

Feb 8

Lee's Lieutenants: The Junior Officers of the Army of Northern Virginia

Capt. Charles Bowery

USMA

Feb 15

A famous frigate action outside NY harbor in 1793

Bill Casto

Texas Tech Univ.

Feb 22

Marx, Engels, and The Civil War

Andrew Buchanan

NYMAS

Mar 1

The West Point Bicentennial

Samuel Watson

USMA

Friday
March 8

Roundtable
What accounts for the recent American failure in intelligence collection, evaluation and effective response?
Co-sponsored by the Greater New York Chapter of The Historical Society

Michael Levine (click for bio) WBAI
John Prados Fellow at the International Center
for Advanced Studies
at New York University

 

Saturday
March 9

The NYMAS All-Day Saturday Conference
America and Global Terrorism
Commentator: George Phillips, NYMAS

A new kind of war? Norman Friedman Author / NYMAS
Islam: a kind of "modernization" Derk Kinnane Writer/Analyst, United Press International
Afghanistan : The Conflict & U.S. Policy Options Dave Isby Author

Mar 15

Popular Visions of World War III in '50s & '60s America

Bob Bulko

NYMAS

Mar 22

Presbyterian vs Anglican:
Implications for 300 years of war and politics

C. Kay Larson NYMAS

Mar 29

The U.S. Army in WW II: Kent Roberts Greenfield and the creation of the "Green Book"

Jeff Grey

Marine Corps Command and Staff College

Apr 5

Przemysl and the Fight for Galicia, 1914-1915

Bruce Kamiat

NYMAS

Apr 12

U.S.-Brazilian Security Relations, 1935-1941

Major Steve Olejasz

USMA

Apr 19

After Clausewitz: German Military Theories before The Great War

Lt. Col. Antulio J Echevarria

US Army War College

Apr 26

My Lai and the International Criminal Court

Gary Solis

Marine Corps Historical Center.

May 3

"Emphatically the Black Man's President": New Light on Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

Michael Burlingame

Connecticut College, New London

May 10

France, 1940: The Uses of Defeat

David Gordon

NYMAS/ Bronx Community College

May 17

Terror on the Chesapeake: the War of 1812

Christopher T. George

Journal of the War of 1812
(per RR)

May 24

Gallipoli: From military disaster in 1915 to National Park in 2001

Don Bittner

USMC Command and Staff College

May 31

Civil War in Brazil, 1932: Conventional Warfare on Latin America Paul V. Walsh

Delaware County Community College

June 7

Torpedo Bombers and Air Dropped Torpedoes of World War II

Dwight Cox

NYMAS

June 14

The First Anglo-Dutch War

Major Charles Brown

USMA

June 21

Taming the Chesapeake: the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1960-80

Christine Keiner

University of Oklahoma, Department of the History of Science

This draft updated January 21, 2002

NYMAS talks are free and open to the public. They are held, except as noted, on Friday evenings at the City University of New York Graduate Center, at 365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. These Friday lectures are usually held on the 6th floor in Room 6-495, but confirmation of the room number should be obtained from the guard at the street-level entrance.

These talks are sponsored by the New York Military Affairs Symposium in conjunction with CUNY's Conference on History and Politics, Dr. George D. Schwab, Director. Support has also been provided by the CUNY students' CUMHDAS group and the CUNY Veterans Affairs Office. NYMAS is associated with the Society for Military History (Region 2).

Topics and speakers may be subject to change without notice. A current updated schedule is available at the NYMAS website at http://nymas.org.

Executive Director: Dr. Kathleen B. Williams, 20 Alden Pl, Bronxville, N.Y., 10708 (914) 793-4928, KBBWilliam@aol.com
Check for the latest changes and updates: on the web at NYMAS.ORG

 

 

 

Schedule of Friday Evening Talks
& the Fall Saturday Conference
Fall, 2001

Date

Topic

Speaker

Affiliation

Sept 7

Anti-Semitic Politics in the U.S. Army, 1919-1948

Joseph Bendersky

Virginia Commonwealth University

Sept 14

Pursuit Ships before the P-1: U.S. Army Single-Engine Combat Aircraft in the Immediate Post-WW1 Period.

Tom Wisker

NYMAS &
WBAI / Pacifica Radio

Sept 21

Civil War Nuggets in the National Archives

Mike Musick

National Archives

Sept 28

A Roundtable on the Napoleonic Era

Maj. Steve Delvaux
Maj. Phil Cuccia
Maj. Paul Reese

USMA

Oct 5

Andrew Jackson and The Indian Wars

John Buchanan

Author

Oct 12

Fortification and Authority in Medieval Ireland

Capt. David Beougher

USMA

Oct 19

6-7pm NYMAS Business Meeting - Open to all members

-------------------

American Privateers in the War of 1812

 

 

 

Robert Rowen

 

 

 

NYMAS

Oct 26

After Clausewitz: German Military Theories before the Great War

Lt. Col. Antulio J Echevarria

US Army War College

Nov 2

Roundtable

Pearl Harbor Betrayed -
A Fresh Look

Commentators:
Dennis Showalter
Geoffrey Megargee

Michael Gannon

Distinguished Service Professor of History, University of Fl.

Saturday
Nov 3

Saturday All-Day Conference
Dennis Showalter, visiting prof., USMA - Commentator

The Autumn of 1941

Executing a Lost War: Imperial Japan's Pre-Pearl Harbor War Planning  Theodore F. Cook, Jr. William Paterson University of NJ
1941 and Britain: A Good Year? Loyd Lee  SUNY New Paltz
Germany at the Turning Point, Autumn 1941: the Failure of 'Barbarossa', the Decision for War against the United States, and the Acceleration of Mass Murder Geoffrey Megargee US Holocaust Museum

Nov 9

The Jewish Contribution in The Civil War

CWO 2 Michael Werner

311th Military History Detachment, Fort Totten

Nov 16

The Evolution of US Cavalry Organization and Doctrine

Maj. Chris Prigge

USMA

Nov 30

Winston Churchill and the Dardanelles

Chris Harmon

Quantico

Dec 7

Taranto: Europe's Pearl Harbor?

Norman Friedman

Author /
NYMAS

Dec 14

Eighteenth Century British Caribbean Amphibious Ops

Maj. Kristian Marks

USMA

Dec 21

Korea, Winter 1950-51: The Chosin Campaign

Colonel George A. Rasula (US Army-Ret.)

Vice Chair, Chosin Few Historical Committee

 

 

Schedule of Friday Evening Talks
& the Spring Saturday Conference

Winter-Spring, 2001

Date

Topic

Speaker

Affiliation

Jan 12

A Roundtable on the Second Intifadeh:
The Middle East Crisis

Jan 19

Where Did Those Blue B-25s Come From? (Marine Medium Bombers: the PBJ-1 in USMC Service)

Tom Wisker

WBAI / NYMAS

Jan 26

The Road to Guilford Courthouse

John Buchanan

Author

Feb 2

Operation Cobra, 1944: Breakout in Normandy

Steven J. Zaloga

Author

Feb 9

Operations against Filibusters along the Texas Border

Samuel Watson

West Point

Feb 16

Operation Fortitude: Has Its Contribution to Victory in Normandy Been Overrated?

Kathy Barbier

Yale University

Feb 23

The Interwar Navy

Tom Hone

ICAF

March 2

Planning for D-Day

Russell Weigley

Temple University

March 9

Women Writers, National Socialism,
and World War II

Georgette Fleischer

Columbia University

March 16

MacArthur's Amphibious Commander

Doug McKenna

USMCU

March 23

Napoleon’s Conscription System

Isser Woloch

Columbia University

March 30

A Friday Evening Roundtable on the U.S. Civil War

 

 

March 31

Saturday

NYMAS All-Day Spring Conference:

New Interpretations of the U.S. Civil War

 

 

April 6

Australia's Vietnam War

Jeffery Grey

Marine Corps University

April 13

When Good Intentions Are Not Enough: American Diplomacy and the Arab-Israeli War, 1967

Major  Diana Holland

West Point

April 20

Political Partisanship and Officer Professionalism: Comparing the Wilsonian and Clintonian Col. Lance Betros West Point

April 27

The Battle of France, 1940

Col. Robert Doughty

West Point

May 4

Rethinking the Second Seminole War: The Native American Perspective

Capt. Kevin Clark

West Point

May 11

"Staff Rides"

Don Bittner

USMCU

May 18

The Countess Strikes Back: Sorbara (2 July 1084)

Valerie Eads

CUNY / NYMAS

May 25

The French Army and the Dreyfus Affair

David Gordon

NYMAS /
Bronx CC

June 1

Naval Operations in Vietnam

Frank Uhlig and Bob Reilly

Naval War College

June 8

The Reform of the Hapsburg Army

Daniel David

NYMAS

June 15

Please note that the June 15th talk has been cancelled.  The Fall season begins on September 7th.

NYMAS talks are free and open to the public.  They are held, except as noted, on Friday evenings at the City University of New York Graduate Center, at 365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  These Friday lectures are usually held on the 6th floor in Room 6-495, but confirmation of the room number should be obtained from the guard at the street-level entrance.

These talks are sponsored by the New York Military Affairs Symposium in conjunction with CUNY's Conference on History and Politics, Dr. George D. Schwab, Director.   Support has also been provided by the CUNY students' CUMHDAS group and the CUNY Veterans Affairs Office.  NYMAS is associated with the Society for Military History (Region 2)

Updated  April 13, 2001

 

Fall, 2000
Preliminary Schedule of Friday Evening Talks
& the Fall Saturday Conference

DateLectureLecturerAffiliation
Sept 8Russia’s Wars in ChechnyaGeorge PhillipsNYMAS
Sept 15BorodinoFrank RadfordNYMAS
Sept 22Researching Military History
on the Web
Robert RowenNYMAS
Sept 29The Kinder, Gentler Military: Can America's Gender-Neutral Fighting Force Still Win Wars? Stephanie GutmannAuthor
Oct 6The Battle of Brooklyn: First Battle of the RevolutionJohn J. GallagherAuthor
Oct 13Espionage in the American RevolutionThomas FlemingAuthor
Oct 20Military Innovation between the WarsHal WintonMarine Corps University, Quantico
Oct 27The Expeditionary Aerospace Force

 
Lt. Col. J. R. Atkins, USAFUSMC Command & Staff College
Nov 3Roundtable on The Gulf War  
Nov 4 Saturday

Fall, 2000 All-Day NYMAS Conference
The Gulf War: from Ten Years After

The War We Left Behind - Iraq after the Gulf WarAndrew CockburnJournalist
Naval Forces in the Gulf WarEdward MaroldaSenior Historian at the Naval Historical  Center
Army Operations in
the Gulf War
Dr. Gordon Rudd
 
School of Advance Warfighting - Quantico, VA
Nov 10McCarthyism and the Cold WarEllen SchreckerYeshiva University
Nov 17Maj. Gen. Lewis H. Brereton and the Air War with JapanDr. Roger MillerUS Air Force Historical Office
Dec 1German and English Propaganda in World War IJonathan A. EpsteinCUNY Graduate Center /NYMAS
Dec 8Contemporary Veterans AffairsMichael GoldFormer Director: CUNY Veterans Affairs Office
Dec 15China Crosses the YaluJim DingemanNYMAS

 

Winter-Spring 2000
Schedule of Events

DateLectureLecturerAffiliation

 

New Perspectives on the Korean War

Feb. 18The U.S. Army in the 1950sJim DunniganNYMAS
Feb. 19 (all-day
Saturday)
Spring 2000 Conference: The Korean War: New Perspectives from the Other Side
Stalin's Decision to Launch the Korean War (New Evidence from the Russian Archives)Alexandre MansourovBrookings Institute
Origins of the Korean War in the Context of the Cold WarNorman
Friedman
Author, "The Fifty Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War
Feb. 25The English Intelligence Service in the Seventeenth CenturyCapt. Charles BrownUnited States Military Academy
Mar. 3Interwar U.S. Artillery DevelopmentsMaj. Dave ShugartUnited States Military Academy
Mar. 10Terrorism TodayChris HarmonUSMC
Mar. 24Soviet & German Armies in the Spanish Civil WarMary HabeckYale University
Mar. 31The Revolutionary War In New York:   The Battle Of Fort Washington, 1776Frederick CookinhamCentury Walking Tours
Apr. 7The Early Advisory Years in the Vietnam WarMaj. Dave ToczekUnited States Military Academy
Apr. 14American Indian WarsProf. Don BittnerUSMC Command & Staff College
May 5Anzio 1944Doug McKennaUSMC Command & Staff College
May 12TBAProf. Sam WatsonUnited States Military Academy
May 19U.S. Military Attaches in Central and South AmericaMajor Rob KirklandUnited States Military Academy
June 9The Battle of the Cherry Orchard, Poland, 1939Chuck RaymondSociety for Military History
June 16Police Action?   Korea: June-July, 1950Jim DingemanNYMAS

Updated  February 12, 2000

 

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