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March 18, 2015

Patricia L. Sullivan, Associate Professor of Public Policy

The United States accounts for more than a third of the global defense budget, yet still has difficulty influencing the behavior of its adversaries. Patricia Sullivan will show how militarily-powerful countries are challenged when they use force against much weaker enemies. This lecture will explore the utility and limitations of military force as a foreign policy tool, and discuss how decision-makers may better anticipate the likelihood of success before troops are committed to battle.

TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to The Root Cellar (Formerly Foster’s Market)
Monday – Saturday: 9-9
Sunday: 11-6
Phone# 919-942-7373