'AWOL' authors discuss book, Sept. 25
Posted September 20, 2006; 05:07 p.m.
The authors of "AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America's Upper Classes From Military Service -- and How It Hurts Our Country" will discuss their book at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in 16 Robertson Hall.
In the book, Kathryn Roth-Douquet and Frank Schaeffer examine the growing disconnect between the cultural elite and the military rank-and-file, which the authors assert has created a dangerous lack of understanding between those in power and those who serve in the military.
Roth-Douquet, an attorney and political activist who writes on issues of the military in society, served in the Clinton administration as associate director of presidential advance and in the Department of Defense as acting principal assistant deputy undersecretary of defense. She earned a master's degree in public affairs from Princeton in 1991.
Schaeffer, a writer and filmmaker, has made numerous documentaries, including a series on medical ethics with former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. He also has directed four feature films, written for several newspapers and published three novels.
The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.