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, Jeffrey Gray, Brian Linn, Wayne Lee, and John Lynn, just to name a few.  The Richard McCarthy Lecture Series is central to the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society’s continuing community outreach efforts.


The Twelfth Annual Richard McCarthy Lecture


Sebastian Junger

Award-winnng War Correspondent and Documentary Filmmaker

"Tribe: War Veterans"


Sebastian Junger

  • This talk, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6:30 pm on April 11, 2017 in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. Parking is free on campus after 5:00 pm.  For more information, please contact Dr. Kenneth Swope at or (601) 266-4333. 
  • This lecture is part of the 2017-2017 University Forum Lecture Series. For more than forty years, the University Forum has been the premier lecture series at the University of Southern Mississippi. Sponsored by the Southern Miss Honors College with support from the Office of the President, since its founding in 1974, University Forum has brought some of the most respected and innovative cultural, scientific, and artistic voices in the world to Southern Miss.  Under the auspices of Forum, such speakers as Stephen J. Gould, Gloria Steinem, Russell Means, Susan Sontag, Kurt Vonnegut, E.O. Wilson, Art Spiegelman, and Carl Bernstein have visited Southern Miss. For additional information about the University Forum, click here 
  • For additional information about Sebastian Junger, click here.

Past Lecture Series