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Military Leadership and the Cost of War: From the Iliad to the Present Day
November 5, 2016
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Dudley H. Davis Center
The questions at the heart of the Iliad concern the challenges of military leadership. When does one defy a commander in chief? What is it like to take orders from someone who has a radically different philosophy from yours? What does one owe one’s comrades?
Caroline Alexander, translator of the critically acclaimed translation of the Iliad, and Elizabeth D. Samet, editor of Leadership: Essential Writings by Our Greatest Thinkers, will explore together the challenges of military leadership and the costs of war.
Led by: Caroline Alexander and Elizabeth Samet