Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

William D. Hartung -- Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex

Thursday, February 10, 2011

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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William D. Hartung will discuss his new book, Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex. The book will be available for sale, and a book signing will follow the talk.

William D. Hartung is Director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation. The project serves as a resource for journalists, policymakers, and citizen's organizations on the issues of weapons proliferation, the economics of military spending, and alternative approaches to national security strategy.

Before coming to New America, Mr. Hartung worked for 15 years as Director of the Arms Trade Resource Center at the World Policy Institute at the New School in New York City. He was also a policy analyst and speech writer for New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams, and a project director at the New York-based Council on Economic Priorities. An expert on weapons proliferation, the politics and economics of military spending, regional security, and national security strategy, Mr. Hartung is the author of numerous books, reports, and chapters in collected works on the issues of nuclear weapons, conventional arms sales, and the economics of military spending. He has served as a featured expert on the major network and cable news outlets, and has written for national and international newspapers and magazines on a variety of national security issues.

Sponsored by the Eisenhower Research Project and the Global Media Project in a year-long series on the 50th anniversary of Eisenhower's Farewell Speech on the military-industrial complex.

Location: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.