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What's in a Name? The Dispute over Renaming U.S. Army Bases

Recent protests over racial issues have rekindled efforts to rename the ten US Army bases that honor officers of the Confederate States Army, plus one named after a local plantation.

Please join Mershon Center for a virtual conversation about the background of the people for whom these bases are named, the Jim Crow-era politics that influenced their creation and guidelines for selection of potential replacements.

Speakers:

  • Mark Grimsley, Associate Professor at The Ohio State University
  • Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Associate Professor at The Ohio State University
  • Peter Mansoor, General Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair of Military History at The Ohio State University, senior faculty fellow at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies
  • Jennifer Siegel, Professor of History at The Ohio State University, senior faculty fellow at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies

About the Host:

The American Foreign and Military Policy research cluster is an initiative of the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University. The cluster focuses on the study of US foreign relations, US defense policy, and international relations, diplomacy, and war as they affect US foreign policy and military affairs in contemporary and historical contexts. The cluster examines these elements of power from both American and foreign viewpoints in order to understand both the domestic drivers of policy and the impact of other nations on it. The cluster examines foreign and military affairs holistically, along with all elements of power – diplomatic, economic, military, informational, financial, intelligence, cultural, and legal – that have an impact on them.


This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, click here.

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this webinar, please contact Kyle McCray at mccray.44@osu.edu. Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

Unable to join the event live? No worries, register anyway. All registrants will receive a recording of the webinar and additional resources following the event.

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