Contact: Melissa Anderson,
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RIPON — Max Boot, one of America’s leading military historians and foreign policy
analysts, will speak at Ripon College Wednesday, Nov. 6. The presentation will begin at
4:30 p.m. in Harwood Memorial Union’s great Hall. It is sponsored by the International
Relations Club of the College.
Boot will address the history of guerilla warfare and counterinsurgency operations
from ancient times to the present, with special emphasis on the United States’ role in
countering international insurgencies.
Boot currently serves as the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security
Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a regular contributor to The New
York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and is a contributing editor for The Weekly
Standard and the Los Angeles Time.
He previously was an adviser to U.S. commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also has
lectured on behalf of the U.S. State Department at many military institutions, including
the Army, Navy and Air War Colleges, the Australian Defense College, the John F.
Kennedy Special Warfare School, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In
2004, he was named one of “The 500 Most Influential People in the United States in the
Field of Foreign Policy” by the World Affairs Council.
His books about military history and foreign policy include “Invisible Armies: An Epic
History of Guerilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present” (2013); “The Savage
Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power” (2002); and “War Made
New: Technology, Warfare and the Course of History – 1500 to Today” (2006).
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