George C. Marshall Lecture Series in Military History
Sponsored by
The George C. Marshall Foundation and The Society for Military History

The Marshall Foundation and Society for Military History sponsor the George C. Marshall Lecture in Military History. It is aimed at both keeping Marshall’s memory alive and stimulating interest in the study of military history more broadly. This event takes place at the annual American Historical Association meeting each year.

  • 1999 - Russell Weigley on "What Military Historians Can Teach Other Historians” at the American Historical Association Annual Conference
  • 2000 - Edward Coffman on “The Duality of the American Military Tradition” at the Organization of American Historians Annual Conference
  • 2001 - Allan Millett on "Introduction to the Korean War" at the Society for Military History Annual Conference
  • 2002 - Ernest May on "1947-48: When Marshall Kept the U.S. Out of War in China" at the Organization of American Historians Annual Conference
  • 2003 - No lecture
  • 2004 - Richard Kohn on “The New American Militarization” at the American Historical Association Annual Conference
  • 2005 - Ronald H. Spector on "After Hiroshima: Allied Military Occupations and the Fate of Japan's Asian Empire, 1945-1947" at the American Historical Association Annual Conference
  • 2006 - Drew Faust on “Accounting for Death: Reflections on the Evolution of the Casualty List” at the American Historical Association Annual Conference
  • 2007 - Geoffrey Parker on "States Make War, and Wars Also Break States" at the American Historical Association Annual Conference
  • 2008 - John Shy on "History, and the History of War" at the American Historical Association Annual Conference
  • 2009 - Paul Kennedy on "History from the Middle? The Case of the Second World War" at the American Historical Association Annual Conference
  • 2010 - Hew Strachan on "Clausewitz and the First World War" at the Organization of American Historians Annual Conference
  • 2011 - Gerhard Weinberg on "Some Myths of World War II" at the American Historical Association Annual Conference
  • 2012 - Andrew J. Bacevich on "The Revisionist Imperative: Rethinking Twentieth Century Wars" at the American Historical Association Annual Conference
  • 2013 - David Hackett Fischer on "Open Societies at War" at the American Historical Association Annual Conference
  • 2014 - James M. McPherson on “The Rewards of Risk Taking: Two Civil War Admirals” at the American Historical Association Annual Conference
  • 2015 - Mark Stoler on "George C. Marshall and the "Europe First" Strategy, 1939-1951: A Study in Diplomatic as Well as Military History" at the American Historical Association Annual Conference
  • 2016 - Rick Atkinson on "Projecting American Power in the Second World War at the American Historical Association Annual Conference
  • 2017 - Craig L. Symonds on "For Want of a Nail: The Impact of Shipping on Grand Strategy in World War II' at the American Historical Association Annual Conference
  • 2018 - Isabel V. Hull on "The Armistice of 1918: A Study in Defeat and Victory" at the American Historical Association Annual Conference
  • 2019 - Fredrik Logevall on "How Should We Think About the Vietnam War" at the American Historical Association Annual Conference
  • 2020 - H. R. McMaster on "Developing Strategic Empathy: History as the Foundation of Foreign Policy and National Security Strategy" at the American Historical Association Annual Conference
  • 2021 - No lecture given due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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