Lampros Lecture Features Civil War Historian

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University's Department of History will host the eighth annual Lampros Lecture, featuring National Defense University international relations professor James S. Robbins. He will present "Last in Their Class: The Goats of West Point and the American Civil War" on Sept. 27 at 1:30 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center.

The term "goat" refers to cadets who graduated last in their class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Robbins' remarks will focus on figures such as George Armstrong Custer and George Pickett, who graduated at the bottom of their class but went on to high-profile careers. He will give different historical accounts, as well as insight into the heart and soul of the American soldier.

Robbins is a senior fellow in National Security Affairs at the American Foreign Policy Council. He is a former special assistant in the office of the Secretary of Defense and frequent commentator on national security issues for National Review, The Wall Street Journal and other publications. He also appears regularly on international television and radio including the BBC and MSNBC.

The Lampros Lecture series features a recognized scholar discussing an American history topic. The event is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.

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