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The Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair continues to play a role in the cultural and intellectual life of UMKC and the Kansas City Community.

“The Age of Illusions; How America Became Deeply Divided.”

How we went from the fall of the Berlin Wall, when American global supremacy seemed assured, to the election of 2016, which found the nation both confused and deeply divided.

Featuring: Andrew J. Bacevich

Sponsor: Carolyn Benton Cockefair Lecture
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Reception: 6:00 p.m.
Lecture: 6:30 p.m.  Book signing will follow lecture.
Pierson Auditorium, UMKC Atterbury Student Success Center
5000 Holmes St.
Kansas City, MO 64110

Free and open to the public

Free parking available in the Cherry Street Parking Garage Levels 5 & 6 only

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Andrew BacevichAndrew J. Bacevich grew up in Indiana, graduated from West Point and Princeton, served in the army, became an academic, and is now a writer.  He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than a dozen books, among them The New American Militarism, The Limits of Power, Washington Rules, America’s War for the Greater Middle East, and The Age of Illusions:  How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory.  He is also co-founder of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, a Washington think tank.


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