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Jonathan Abel: “France and Corsica: The Range of Military Operations”

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February 2 @ 3:00 pm

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“France and Corsica: The Range of Military Operations”
Dr. Jonathan Abel
Wednesday, February 2 | 3 p.m.


Most students of French history know Corsica as Napoleon’s birthplace, but France’s involvement on the island stretched throughout the eighteenth century.  Dr. Abel’s talk will illustrate how France conducted activities across the range of military operations on the island, from counterinsurgency to large-scale combat and stability operations, both in support of Genoa and as ruler of the island itself.

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.


February 2
3:00 pm
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Dole Institute of Politics
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