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Civil-Military Relations with Dr. Richard H. Kohn

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

President Ronald Reagan and Caspar Weinberger Walking Past The Military and Us Flags During His Departure from The Pentagon

Protecting a democratic nation from foreign threats often requires that nation to create a powerful military.  Yet a powerful military may undermine the democracy that it is designed to protect. How do, and how should, democracies manage the paradoxical relationship between civilian authority and military institutions?  To explore this question and related themes, please join us for a virtual talk on “Civil-Military Relations: What They Are, Why They Matter, and How to Think About Them,” with Dr. Richard H. Kohn.

Dr. Kohn is a leading authority on civil-military affairs in the United States.  In addition to his long and distinguished academic career, Dr. Kohn served in the Senior Executive Service with the Department of the Air Force.  He also taught at the U.S. Military Academy, The National War College, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and held the Omar N. Bradley Chair of Strategic Leadership at the U.S. Army War College.

This event is offered as part of the CSLD’s Civil-Military Initiative.


October 14
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
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Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy