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Ft. Leavenworth: Alfred Mahan and Naval Theory

September 2 @ 3:00 pm CDT

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Ft. Leavenworth: Alfred Mahan and Naval Theory
John Kuehn
September 2, 2021 | 3 p.m.

Dr. Kuehn will discuss naval theory as it relates to Alfred Thayer Mahan, a naval officer and historian, who was considered one of the most influential strategists of the 19th Century. Pre-World War I, Mahan believed that real national power could only be achieved with a robust maritime empire. Kuehn will assess the impact of his ideas, including how they were misunderstood.

The Ft. Leavenworth Series

The Ft. Leavenworth Series is an annual roster of lectures focusing on significant historical events, usually with an emphasis on military history. Each lecture is presented by faculty from the United States Army Command and General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Established by General William Tecumseh Sherman in 1881, the CGSC is the graduate college for U.S. Army and sister service officers. The esteemed faculty and guests of the CGSC provide unique and captivating insights into the history of military conflict from the ancient to the modern ages at the Dole Institute of Politics.

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics is dedicated to promoting political and civic participation as well as civil discourse in a bipartisan, philosophically balanced manner. It is located on KU’s West Campus and houses the Dole Archive and Special Collections. Through its robust public programming, congressional archive and museum, the Dole Institute strives to celebrate public service and the legacies of U.S. Senators Bob Dole and Elizabeth Dole.


September 2
3:00 pm CDT


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