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Thursday, April 18, 2019
“Fight to Live, Live to Fight: Veteran Activism After War.”
SUNY Global Center - 116 E 55th Street, New York, New York 10022
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
While veterans are often cast as a “problem” for society, Benjamin Schrader’s new book, “Fight to Live, Live to Fight: Veteran Activism after War,” challenges this view by focusing on the progressive, positive, and productive activism that veterans engage in. Prof. Schrader weaves his own experiences as a former member of the American military and then as a member of the activist community with the stories of other veteran activists he has encountered across the United States. An accessible blend of political theory, international relations, and American politics, this book critically examines US foreign and domestic policy through the narratives of post-9/11 military veterans who have turned to activism after having exited the military. Veterans are involved in a wide array of activism including but not limited to: antiwar, economic justice, sexual violence prevention, immigration issues, and veteran healing through art. This is an accessible, captivating, and engaging work that may be read and appreciated not just by scholars, but also students and the wider public.

Benjamin Schrader is Visiting Professor at the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program in New York City.

This event is part of BGIA’s James Chace Lecture series, which is co-sponsored and hosted by SUNY Press.


For more information, call 845-758-6822.

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: SUNY Global Center - 116 E 55th Street, New York, New York 10022