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Virtual Roundtable: A Conversation on Race in the Military

May 20, 2021
12:00pm to 1:30pm ET

On May 20, 2021, the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) held the fourth panel discussion for the Race in the Military series. This event focused on the intersection of race, military service, citizenship, and democratic participation. The panel discussion was co-moderated by Dr. Jason Dempsey, CNAS Adjunct Senior Fellow and Millions of Conversations Chief Strategy Officer and Anthony Robinson, Political Director at the National Democratic Training Committee. The panel was hosted by Senior Fellow and Program Director Kate Kuzminski.

The discussion highlighted the role of military service in the development of social capital, the role it plays in debates over equal rights and the meaning of citizenship, and the way in which military service is an expression of democratic participation.

The featured panelists included:

  • Dr. Theodore Johnson, Senior Fellow and Director of the Fellows Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law, Navy veteran, and author of the upcoming book When the Stars Begin to Fall: Overcoming Racism and Renewing the Promise of America
  • Meg Guliford, Penn Provost Postdoctoral Fellow in residence at Perry World House, writer, and Presidential Management Fellow alumna

This event was made possible by the support of Millions of Conversations.