Dr. Jon Sumida To Discuss Global Defense February 19 at Claremont McKenna College

Dr. Jon Sumida, associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, will speak at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The lecture is free and open to the public, and seating is available on a first-come basis.

Sumida will discuss The Influence of Change, Financial Limitation, and Strategic Contingency upon National Security Policy, comparing the global defense requirements of the United States in the early twenty-first century to those of Great Britain in the early twentieth century. In addition to his post at the University of Maryland, Sumida has served as a visiting distinguished professor in the Department of Military Strategy and Operations at the National War College. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Modern History, International History Review, Journal of Military History, Naval History, and the Journal of Strategic Studies. His books include The Pollen Papers: The Privately Circulated Printed Works of Arthur Hungerford Pollen, 1889-1914, and Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command: The Classic Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan Reconstructed.

This lecture is sponsored by The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College.