The Veterans News Hour, 25/09/2017
The Veterans News Hour with David Cory and Richard Hurley
Guests, Professor Catherine Lutz of Brown University and Professor Neta C. Crawford of Boston University are co-directors of the Costs of War Project sponsored by Brown University. In this show they share their knowledge and analysis of the full spectrum of the costs of the post 9/11 wars. They also discuss effective alternatives to going to war in order to deal with post-9/11 terrorism.
Professor Catherine Lutz is the Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studies at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. She is also a co-director of the Costs of War Project at Brown University. She recently received a Guggenheim Foundation grant to write a book on how Americans across diverse communities understand war and its consequences. Lutz is the author of numerous books on the US military and its bases and personnel, including Breaking Ranks (with M. Gutmann, 2010), The Bases of Empire (ed., 2009), and Homefront: A Military City and the American 20th Century (2001), and a co-founder of the Network of Concerned Anthropologists. She has also conducted research on UN peacekeeping in Haiti, South Sudan, Liberia, and Lebanon. Lutz is past president of the American Ethnological Society, the largest organization of cultural anthropologists in the US.
Professor Neta C. Crawford of Boston University is the author of Accountability for Killing: Moral Responsibility for Collateral Damage in America's Post-9/11 Wars (Oxford University Press, 2013). Crawford is also the author of two books, Soviet Military Aircraft (1987) and Argument and Change in World Politics (2002), named Best Book in International History and Politics by the American Political Science Association. She has written more than two dozen peer reviewed articles on issues of war and peace. Crawford has served on the governing Board of the Academic Council of the United Nations System, and on the Governing Council of the American Political Science Association. She is also a Co-Director of the Costs of War Project of Brown University.
Areas of Interest: International relations theory, normative theory, foreign policy decision making, sanctions, peace movements, discourse ethics, post-conflict peacebuilding, research design, utopian science fiction, and emotion.