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Colin Powell School to Host Andrew Bacevich on April 28

Andrew Bacevich2014 Anne and Bernard Spitzer Lecture in International Relations to spotlight American society and the U.S. military.

  • WHAT: Breach of Trust: The U.S. Military and American Society
  • WHO: Andrew J. Bacevich
  • WHEN: Monday, April 28, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Shepard Hall, Room 250, City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue

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Andrew J. Bacevich, author of Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and their Country and a professor of international relations at Boston University, will address questions about American society and the U.S. millitary on Monday, April 28, in the 2014 Anne and Bernard Spitzer Lecture in International Relations. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by Rajan Menon, the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Chair in Political Science, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.

About Andrew J. Bacevich
Bacevich is a retired colonel who spent 23 years serving in the military, including duty in Vietnam. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he received his Ph.D. in American diplomatic history from Princeton University. Before joining the faculty of Boston University, he taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins University. Bacevich’s previous books include Washington Rule: America’s Path to Permanent War, and The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism. His works also include essays and reviews for publications such as The Wilson Quarterly, The National Interest, Foreign Affairs, The Nation, and The New Republic. He also contributes editorials to The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times, among other news outlets.

About Rajan Menon
Rajan Menon holds the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Chair in Political Science at the City College of New York. Previously he was the Monroe J. Rathbone Professor and chairman in the Department of International Relations at Lehigh University. He is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and has been a fellow at the New America Foundation, an academic fellow and senior adviser at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, a Carnegie Scholar, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and director for Eurasia Policy Studies at the National Bureau for Asian Research (NBR). He has taught at Columbia University and Vanderbilt University and served as Special Assistant for Arms Control and National Security to Congressman Stephen J. Solarz (D-NY), while an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, of which he is a member. His books include Limits to Soviet Power and The End of Alliances. Menon has written numerous  opinion pieces and essays for the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Newsday, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, the Huffington Post,,,,  and He has appeared as a commentator on National Public Radio, ABC, CNN, BBC, MS-NBC, France 24, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and World Focus (PBS).