Women in the Military: From Past to Future
USC Libraries will bring experts together for a panel discussion on March 27.
WHAT: What role do women have in national defense? “Women of Troy,” a signature event presented by the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study and USC Army ROTC, seeks to answer this urgent, timely question from a variety of perspectives. Drawing upon the epic of Troy, as well as other traditions and story-cycles, this panel will address the historical, contemporary, and future role of women in national defense. Topics include (1) women in the uniformed military; (2) women in the defense establishment, including legislators; (3) the required consent of women for mobilization and warfare; (4) women and the defense economy; and (5) women as heads of state in time of war.
- Jane Harman: USC trustee, president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and former member of the U.S. House committees on Armed Services, Intelligence, and Homeland Security
- Megan P. Tatu, major general in the U.S. Army Reserve
- Robert Kirkland: lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, commander of the USC Trojan Battalion Army ROTC, and holder of a Ph.D. in military history
- Greg Thalmann: USC professor of classics and comparative literature
- Kevin Starr: USC University Professor
- Catherine Quinlan: dean of the USC Libraries
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: USC’s Doheny Memorial Library
MORE: The USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study at the USC Libraries brings together students and distinguished faculty to study the essential interrelatedness among academic disciplines. For more information about the academy’s programming, visit polymathic.usc.edu.
FOR MEDIA: Space is limited, and media must RSVP. For media RSVPs, please contact Nathan Masters at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, March 26, at 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Nathan Masters at 213-740-0082 or email@example.com.