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Katherine C. Epstein

Katherine C. Epstein

Katherine C. Epstein is associate professor of history at Rutgers University-Camden and author of Torpedo: Inventing the Military-Industrial Complex in the United States and Great Britain (2014). She received the ACLS Burkhardt Fellowship and was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.  Her research focuses on government secrecy, defense contracting, intellectual property, and the political economy of power projection.

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Politics and Certitude
The Big Weekend Read

Politics and Certitude

In a political culture obsessed with who’s right and who’s wrong, a few fundamentals on thinking things through are in order.

Katherine C. Epstein

October 25, 2021: Harold James discusses his book, "The War of Words: A Glossary of Globalization." Moderated by Katherine Epstein

Join us on October 25, 2021 to hear Harold James discuss his new book, The War of Words: A Glossary of Globalization (2021). Katherine Epstein will moderate. Harold James is the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies and professor of history and international affairs at Princeton University. In

American Purpose, Katherine C. Epstein
The Purple Pill: Charlottesville in Retrospect and Prospect

The Purple Pill: Charlottesville in Retrospect and Prospect

On the anniversary of the racially inspired murder, a history professor assesses the relationship between her profession and society’s most divisive cultural debates.

Katherine C. Epstein

May. 17, 2021: Katherine Epstein discusses her article in American Purpose, "The Tolling Bell." Moderated by Michael Mandelbaum

Join us on May 17, 2021 to hear Katherine Epstein discusses her article in American Purpose, "The Tolling Bell." Moderated by Michael Mandelbaum. Katherine C. Epstein is associate professor of history at Rutgers University-Camden and author of Torpedo: Inventing the Military-Industrial Complex in the United States and Great Britain (2014)

Katherine C. Epstein, Michael Mandelbaum
The Tolling Bell
The Big Weekend Read

The Tolling Bell

A plea from an exhausted majority

Katherine C. Epstein