Faculty Research Fellow Heidi Peltier Gives Talk on U.S. Military Spending for MIT’s Radius Initiative

Heidi Peltier, a Research Professor at the BU Department of Political Science and a Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow, recently gave a talk exploring U.S. military spending in the context of other national priorities.

In the talk, Prof. Peltier drew on her recent research for the Costs of War project to compare U.S. military spending to federal spending addressing other pressing issues, such as climate change, public health, and income inequality.

The presentation was hosted by Radius, an initiative of the Technology and Culture Forum at MIT.

Prof. Peltier is the Director of the Costs of War project’s “20 Years of War” research series at the Pardee Center, launched in October 2019 in collaboration with Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. The Costs of War project has explored the human, financial, environmental, social, and political costs of the post-9/11 wars. The two-year “20 Years of War” series based at the Pardee Center is producing a new set of analyses to mark 20 years since the beginning of the post-9/11 wars.