Program for

Life during War

Thursday October 19, 2006  4:00 to 6:30 PM

Judson Memorial Church   55 Washington Square South


4:00 to 4:30

Molly Nolan—The Costs of War at Home

Molly Nolan is Professor of History at NYU and works with Brooklyn Parents for Peace, a twenty year old peace and social justice organization.  She has been particularly active in counter-recruitment efforts in high schools and neighborhoods.

Corey Robin—The American Way of Repression

Corey Robin, author of Fear:  The History of a Political Idea, teaches political science at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Uri Ram—The Domestic Origins of Foreign Policy

Professor Uri Ram teaches Sociology at Ben Gurion University, Israel, and in 2006-2007 at the New School.  His recent books include The Globalization of Israel:  McWorld in Tel Aviv, Jihad in Jerusalem (Hebrew 2005, English 2007) and The Time of the “Post:” Nationalism and the Politics of Knowledge in Israel (Hebrew).


4:30 to 4:45



4:45 to 5:15

Michael Adas—No Techno Fix for War or War on Terror

Michael Adas in the Abraham E. Voorhees Chair of History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.  His most recent book is Dominance by Design:  Technological Imperatives and America’s Civilizing Mission.

Marilyn Young—Counterinsurgency: Now and Forever

Marilyn Young, Professor of History at NYU.  Among her books are Vietnam Wars:  1945-1990 and The New American Empire (co-edited with Lloyd Gardner).

Gordon Lafer—Imperial Ambitions and Economic Restructuring

Gordon Lafer, a Professor at the University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center, writes widely on economic policy and labor issues.


5:15 to 5:30



5:30 to 6:00

Greg Grandin—Iran-Contra: 20 Years and Not Yet “History”

Greg Grandin is Professor History at NYU and author, most recently, of Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism and The Last Colonial Massacre:  Latin America in the Cold War.

Ervand AbrahamianThe Possibility of War/Settlement Between Iran and the U.S. 

Ervand Abrahamian is Professor of History at Baruch College and the Graduate Center, CUNY.  His books include Iran Between Two Revolutions,  Khomeinism, Tortured Confessions, and Inventing the Axis of Evil.

Anthony ArnoveIraq:  The Logic of Withdrawal

Anthony Arnove is the author of Iraq:  The Logic of Withdrawal and editor, with Howard Zinn, of Voices of a People’s History of the United States.


6:00  to 6:15



Sponsored by the International Center for Advanced Studies (ICAS), NYU; Tamiment Library, NYU; Historians Against the War; History Society at NYU. 

We thank Judson Memorial Church for the use of its space.