Richard McCarthy Lecture Series
The Richard McCarthy Lecture Series was founded in 2006 through the generous support of Dr. Richard McCarthy and Dr. Craig Howard and is designed to bring together students, faculty, and community members to access cutting edge research in the field of War and Society. Over the years, the McCarthy Lecture Series has provided the campus and Hattiesburg communities a broad range of programming, ranging from a panel discussion led by veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to more academic programs including talks by leading historians of War and Society and Military History, such as Jeremy Black, Dennis Showalter, Gary Sheffield, Brian Linn, Wayne Lee, and John Lynn, just to name a few. The Richard McCarthy Lecture Series is central to the Center for the Study of War and Society’s continuing community outreach efforts.
The 8th Annual Richard McCarthy Lecture, 2012
- November 15, 2012
- "Rebuilding the Army After Vietnam
- Dr. James Willbanks, General of the Armies George C. Marshall Chair of Military History and Director of the Department of Military History at the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Past Lecture Series
- Spring 2006: Civilians in Wartime
- Spring 2007: On the Edge of Empires: War and Society in the Early Atlantic World
- Spring 2008: War in the Pacific World”
- Spring 2009: War in the Modern Middle East
- Spring 2010: The Southern Way of War
- Spring 2011: Victory Denied: Military Historians Examine Defeat
- Fall 2011: Paradigm Shifts in the History of Warfare