Soldiering On: Great Military Talks in NYC

By Troy Segal

Veterans Day (Nov. 11) is a good reason to salute our men and women in uniform, and to check out these upcoming lectures and discussions that deal with militants, military conflict and the aftermath of war.

Moy Fighting Dream

Several Chinese-American veterans of varying ages discuss their experiences in the army in a talk moderated by Victoria Moy, who’s profiled them in her new book, Fighting For The Dream: Voices of Chinese American Veterans from World War II to Afghanistan, Nov. 6 at the Museum of Chinese in America.

Marion Doss -- Flickr

Marion Doss — Flickr

Two authors of works on war—one a former U.S. Marine—discuss the truth, lies and dilemmas facing homecoming veterans, Nov. 9 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.


The name remains a byword for ambition and grandiose thinking: Napoleon. Three centuries after the Corsican’s European empire crumbled, a historian analyzes his character and legacy, Nov. 18 at the New-York Historical Society.

Photo: Jared Tarbell -- Flickr

Photo: Jared Tarbell — Flickr

The newest theatre of war isn’t in the Middle East or Africa—or anywhere on Earth, actually. It’s in cyberspace. Shane Harris of Foreign Policy magazine describes the parameters of the military and intelligence community’s being @war, Dec. 9 at the 92nd Street Y.