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Women of Troy: A Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study/ROTC Event
Drawing upon the epic of Troy, as well as other traditions and story-cycles, this panel—organized on behalf of the cadets and midshipmen of USC and others interested in defense issues—will address the historical, contemporary, and future role of women in national defense. Topics under discussion will include (1) women in the uniformed military (2) women in the defense establishment, including legislators (3) the required consent of women for mobilization and warfare (4) women and the defense economy and (5) women as heads of state in time of war.
Participants include USC Trustee Jane Harman, president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. and former congressional member of the U.S. House Committees on Armed Services, Intelligence, and Homeland Security; Major General Megan P. Tatu; Lt. Col. Robert Kirkland, commander of the USC Army ROTC battalion and Ph.D. in military history; Greg Thalmann, Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, USC; and University Professor Kevin Starr.