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Catherine Lutz on The Costs of War: A Public Project on the Hidden Damages of War

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Who: Catherine Lutz, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Date: June 6, 2024

Topic: The Costs of War: A Public Project on the Hidden Damages of War

The Costs of War project conducts and publishes research to facilitate debate about the ongoing consequences of the United States post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere; the costs of the U.S. global military footprint; and the domestic effects of U.S. military spending. Created in 2010 and housed at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, the Costs of War project builds on the work of over 60 scholars, experts, human rights advocates, and physicians from around the world.

We aim to raise awareness and foster discussion by providing the fullest possible account of the human, economic, political, and environmental costs of U.S. militarism, laying the foundation for better informed U.S. foreign and domestic policies.

Time: 5:30pm Meet & Greet & Hors d’oeuvres | 6pm Presentation | 7:30pm Dinner at Old Lyme Country Club

Cost: Members are Free | $20 non-member zoom or in-person access, non-members register at the bottom of this page

Location: Presentation: First Congregational Church of Old Lyme | Dinner: Old Lyme Country Club

About the Speaker:   

Catherine Lutz is a cultural anthropologist and Co-Founder of Costs of War at Brown University. She is the Thomas J. Watson Jr. Family Professor Emerita of Anthropology and International Studies, and is the author of a number of widely read books, including Homefront: A Military City and the American 20th Century, Unnatural Emotions, Reading National Geographic, Carjacked, and Schooled and editor of War and Health and The Empire of Bases and other work on security and militarization, gender violence, emotions, photography, education, and transportation. She has also consulted with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations on sexual exploitation and abuse among peacekeepers and with the government of Guam on the U.S. military’s environmental and social impact. She is past president of the American Ethnological Society and has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Radcliffe Fellow.

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June 6
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
5 Ferry Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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