April 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm

War and Peace | The Soldier, the State and the Schoolhouse, April 21

The War and Peace Theme Inaugural Lecture presents Dr. Jay M. Parker on “The Soldier, the State and the Schoolhouse: The University’s Role in Peace and Security” on Tuesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the Baker Center Theater.

Dr. Jay M. Parker

Dr. Jay M. Parker

Parker is Professor and Chair of International Security Studies, College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University. In 2005, he retired from the U.S. Army in the rank of Colonel. He commanded infantry and special operations units. In his last assignment, he served for 11 years as Director of International Relations and National Security Studies at the U.S. Military Academy and chaired West Point’s post-graduate Scholarship Committee.

After retiring from the Army, he served as Executive Vice President of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Adviser and Center Liaison to the Iraq Study Group. He was then interim Chair-International Relations and Security Studies and Visiting Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. His research interests range from international security to film.

Parker is former chair of the International Studies Association (ISA) International Security Studies Section, and chaired ISA’s Professional Development Committee. He serves on the Board of Associates of the Center for Civilians in Conflict and is a Truman National Security Project Fellow. He served on advisory committees for the Museum of Television and Radio (now the Paley Center), and appeared in the Emmy nominated documentary “Reporting America at War.”

war and peace logoA member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he developed and presented the Council at Columbia University and George Washington University. He served on both the Defense and Veterans Affairs Advisory Teams of Obama for America and on the Presidential transition.

He earned a Ph.D. in international relations from Columbia University and master’s degrees from the University of Southern California, Arizona State University, and the Naval War College.He is a graduate of the University of Arizona.

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