Award Winning Author and Professor Andrew Bacevich to Speak at Boston University

in College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, News Releases, Student News
October 3rd, 2008

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 |

(Boston) — The Friends of the Libraries at Boston University, together with the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center (HGARC), will host an evening with acclaimed author and professor, Andrew J. Bacevich beginning at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, October 7. The event is part of the “Ready to Vote” speaker series and will be held in the memory of Mason Hartman, former president and board member of the Friends of the Libraries at Boston University. A professor of History and International Relations at Boston University, Professor Bacevich will discuss the upcoming Presidential election, the war in Iraq, and his new book THE LIMITS OF POWER: The End of American Exceptionalism. The evening will also include a book-signing and reception.

Event Details
Date: Tuesday, October 7
Time: 5:30 PM reception, 6:00 PM program
Location: Metcalf Hall (2nd Floor of the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston)
Admission: Free to Friends of the Library members & the BU community
Contact: For tickets/more information, call 617-353-1218 or email

Andrew J. Bacevich is a professor of history and international relations at Boston University and a retired colonel from the U.S. Army. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he received his PhD in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University. He is the author of The New American Militarism, winner of the 2005 Lannan Literary Award for An Especially Notable Book. In 2004, Dr. Bacevich was a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy and has also been a fellow of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. His previous books include: American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy (2002), The Imperial Tense: Problems and Prospects of American Empire (2003) (editor), The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (2005), and others. His writing has appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Dr. Bacevich’s archives are collected at the HGARC at BU.

The goal of the “Ready to Vote” program is to encourage student participation in the American voting process. Program activities are developed by a student advisory board with HGARC director, Vita Paladino and are focused on educating students about the voting process. “Read to Vote” seeks to inform the student body of contemporary issues and involve students in the certain national dialogue during election seasons.

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University seeks to capture and document history by collecting the manuscripts from individuals who play significant roles in the fields of journalism, poetry, literature and criticism, dance, music, theater, film, television, and political and religious movements. The Center strives to preserve the documents and make them readily available to researchers while administering all legal copyrights and restrictions. The Center also presents extensive exhibitions, seminars and tours for students, parents, alumni, various visiting groups and members of the public. For more information, visit

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