[PAST EVENT] Reves Work-in-Progress with Dan Maliniak: Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts 

November 15, 2022
12pm - 1pm
Reves Center for International Studies, Reves Room
200 S Boundary St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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  • Open to the public

The Reves Center presents 2022 Reves Faculty Fellow Associate Professor Dan Maliniak and some of his student researchers for a brown bag discussion of their recent work on veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts in the U.S. and Republic of Georgia. The discussion is free and open to the public. 

Maliniak will be joined by students Maia Earl '22, Abby Stern '24, Katrine Westgaard '23 and Aliia Woodworth '23.

Georgia sent soldiers to support the two U.S.-led conflicts largely in an effort to curry favor with Americans: politicians, policymakers, bureaucrats, the public, and American servicemen and women. The U.S.-Georgian relationship has evolved over the past 20 years. U.S. policymakers have expressed gratitude for Georgian military involvement. Many Georgians have expressed the importance and intentionality of sending troops to support the American military missions as part of a strategy to align politically with the U.S. and the West. There has not been research, however, into the thoughts and feelings of the soldiers—or their families—who served alongside the Americans, or those of their American counterparts. The research team will address two questions: (1) How do Georgian veterans reflect on their time serving and how do they view current affairs?, and (2) How do American veterans view the soldiers and countries who supported those soldiers’ time abroad? 


[[kjhoving,Kate Hoving, Reves Center]]