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2021 Annual Meeting

October 23, 2021 @ 11:30 am 3:00 pm

The President of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts, in accordance with our society bylaws, requests the pleasure of your company at our annual member meeting.

Meeting Timeline for the 2021 MHSM Annual Meeting:

1130Social Time (cash bar)
1200Member Meeting Begins (Salad Served)
1230Lunch is served
1300Distinguished Speaker Lt. Col. Andrew Bacevich (Dessert Course Served)

Please RSVP Event reservations will be accepted until 1700 on Friday, October 15, 2021

Parking: There is ample free parking at the Waltham Ruth’s Chris Restaurant and the facility is fully handicapped accessible.

Meals Note: All meals include a Steak House Salad, choice of entrée, dessert along with tea & coffee service. Entrée options will be provided at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and will feature à la carte menu of selections including Ruth’s Chris Prime steak and choice of sides. Ruth’s Chris staff will also note any dietary restrictions upon time of ordering.

Small Wars, Long Wars, Endless Wars

Distinguished Speaker: Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich
Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History, Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, will discuss the topic of the Failure of U.S. Post-Cold War Foreign Policy

A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Bacevich received a PhD in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University. Before coming to Boston University, he taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins.

Bacevich is the author of America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History (2016) and Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country (2013). In addition to writing multiple books, his essays and reviews have appeared in publications including The Wilson Quarterly, The National Interest, Foreign Affairs, The Nation, and the New Republic. His op-eds have appeared in many national newspapers.

In 2004, Dr. Bacevich was a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. He has also held fellowships at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the Council on Foreign Relations. His areas of expertise include American Diplomatic and Military History, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Security Studies.


Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

500 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451 United States
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