Military Fronters Conference Keynote
Victor Davis Hanson
"Western Military Dynamism and Its Antidotes"
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Moritz College of Law, Saxbe Auditorium
55 W. 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210
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Victor Davis Hanson is the keynote speaker for the Military Frontiers: A Graduate Symposium conference. Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, a professor of classics emeritus at California State University, Fresno, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He is also the Wayne & Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History at Hillsdale College.
Hanson is the author of hundreds of articles, book reviews, scholarly papers, and newspaper editorials on matters ranging from ancient Greek, agrarian and military history to foreign affairs, domestic politics, and contemporary culture. He has written or edited 17 books, including Warfare and Agriculture in Classical Greece (University of California, 1983), The Western Way of War (Alfred Knopf, 1989), Hoplites: The Ancient Greek Battle Experience (Routledge, 1991), The Other Greeks: The Family Farm and the Agrarian Roots of Western Civilization (Free Press, 1995), Fields without Dreams: Defending the Agrarian Idea (Free Press, 1996), The Land Was Everything, Letters from an American Farmer (Free Press, 2000), The Wars of the Ancient Greeks (Cassell, 1999), The Soul of Battle (Free Press, 1999), Carnage and Culture (Doubleday, 2001), An Autumn of War (Anchor/Vintage, 2002), Mexifornia: A State of Becoming (Encounter, 2003), Ripples of Battle (Doubleday, 2003), and Between War and Peace (Random House, 2004).
A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War, was published by Random House in October 2005. It was named one of the New York Times Notable 100 Books of 2006. Hanson, with John Heath, coauthored Who Killed Homer? The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom (Free Press, 1998); with Bruce Thornton and John Heath, Bonfire of the Humanities (ISI Books, 2001); and with Heather MacDonald, and Steven Malanga, The Immigration Solution: A Better Plan Than Today's (Ivan Dee, 2007). He is currently editing Makers of Ancient Strategy for Princeton University Press.
Hanson has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, New York Post, National Review, Washington Times, Commentary, The Washington Post, Claremont Review of Books, American Heritage, New Criterion, Policy Review, Wilson Quarterly, Weekly Standard, Daily Telegraph, and has been interviewed on National Public Radio, PBS Newshour, Fox News, CNN, C-Span's Book TV and In-Depth.
Since 2001, Hanson has written a weekly column for National Review Online, and in 2004, began his weekly syndicated column for Tribune Media Services. In 2006, he also began thrice-weekly blog for Pajamas Media called Works and Days.
Hanson was educated at the University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A., Classics, 1975), the American School of Classical Studies, Athens (regular member, 1978-79) and received his Ph.D. in Classics from Stanford University in 1980.
Co-sponsors of this event include: College of Art and Humanities, Department of History, and Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Victor Davis Hanson
Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution