From Troy to Baghdad: Can the US Military Learn from Homer's Epics?
From Nathan Sonnenschein
Jonathan Shay Staff Psychiatrist, Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, Boston and author of Achilles in Vietnam and Odysseus in America Jonathan Shay is a psychiatrist with long experience in treating the psychological damage that combat inflicts on soldiers. His work with Vietnam veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder led him to ponder the lessons of Homer's poems. Dr. Shay brings his expertise in modern psychological analysis to the examination of leadership and, guided by his familiarity with the ancient Greek epics, draws key lessons about military leadership and leader ethics. Hosted by: Department of the Classics In conjunction with: Campus Honors Program, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of History, Department of Psychology, Department of Sociology, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Medical Scholars Program, Military Education Council, Program for the Study of Religion, Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security, Program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Program on Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials, Unit One, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program, Hellenic Student Association Thursday, November 17, 2005 4:00 pm Room 407, Levis Faculty Center…Read more Less…