2008-09: Prelude to War
Why did the United States commit troops to wars in the twentieth century? How did proponents and opponents of waging wars make their cases to Congress, the President, and the American public?
2009-10: Wartime America
How has the U. S. fought wars in changing and consistent ways? How have the relationships between home-front politics and theaters of battle developed? How do wars shape society and the economy? (2010 Summer Institute Schedule)
2010-11: American Wars in Historical Memory: Reconstruction and Reconversion
How has the United States made the transition from a wartime to a peacetime footing? What happens to the military after wars end? How has American society met the needs of returning veterans? (2011 Summer Institute Schedule)