"Purple Hearts – Back from Iraq and Homeland," subject of panel discussion, November 16
The Woodrow Wilson School will host a panel discussion titled, "Purple Hearts – Back from Iraq and Homeland" at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16 in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall. Panelists will include Chaplain (Major) Paul Berghaus at the United States Military Academy, West Point; Nina Berman, documentary photographer; Lt. Commander Kevin Cady, MPP candidate at the Woodrow Wilson School; and Lt. Colonel John Stark, a Professor of Military Science and Director of Princeton University’s ROTC program. Stanley Katz, Lecturer with rank of Professor of Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and Director of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, will moderate the discussion.
This event is being held in conjunction with the Bernstein Gallery art exhibit titled “Purple Hearts – Back from Iraq and Homeland” featuring the photography of Berman.
Chaplain (Major) Paul Berghaus is one of four regimental chaplains serving with the United States Corps of Cadets at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. Berghaus has served in Operation Joint Guard/Forge, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In his previous assignment, Chaplain Berghaus served as a chaplain recruiter with the US Army Recruiting Command.
Nina Berman is a documentary photographer with a primary interest in the American political and social landscape. She is the author of two monographs, Purple Hearts – Back from Iraq and Homeland, both examining war and militarism. Her work is widely published and exhibited, and has earned awards in art and journalism from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the World Press Photo Foundation and the Open Society Institute Documentary Fund among others. In 2010, Berman was an artist in residence at the Whitney Museum of American Art and exhibited at the museum's 2010 Biennial.
Lt. Commander Kevin Cady serves in the U.S. Navy and as a U.S. Navy SEAL. His thirteen-year career has included six deployments, with four to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, one to the Far East, and one to South America. Cady graduated magna cum laude from UCLA in International Relations, and is currently a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Woodrow Wilson School. Significant military decorations include two Bronze Star medals and two Navy Commendation medals.
Lieutenant Colonel John Stark is a1991 graduate of West Point. He has served in the U.S. Army in several capacities including as a tank platoon leader, company commander, company executive officer; assistant armored brigade operations officer; and history instructor at West Point. In 2006 and 2007 Stark served for 15 months in Iraq. Stark’s awards include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and the “V” device for Valor. Stark teaches History of the American Military Experience at Princeton in the Department of History.
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