In Part I of the Wisconsin Academy's "Perspectives on a Post-9/11 World" Academy Evenings event on September 11, 2011, John W. Hall (UW-Madison Ambrose-Hesseltine Professor in U.S. Military History) and Donald Downs (the Alexander Meiklejohn Professor of Political Science, Law, and Journalism at UW-Madison) discuss the American military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan the treatment of captured terrorists and enemy combatants since 9/11. Hall's research focuses on "small wars" involving irregular forces: colonial conflicts, insurgencies, and proxy wars. Downs is interested in constitutional law, criminal law, civil liberties and free speech, and the military presence within the university.
The US: At home and Abroad in a Post-9/11 World
Donald Downs is the Alexander Meiklejohn Professor of Political Science, Law, and Journalism at UW-Madison, and the Glenn B. and Cleone Orr Hawkins Professor of Political Science at the University.
John W. Hall is the Ambrose-Hesseltine Assistant Professor of Military History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A Wisconsin native, Hall spent over fifteen years as an active duty U.S. Army officer before joining the UW-Madison Department of History. Hall is a former member of the faculty at the U.S.
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