Type: Video Interview
In the context of the “Militaries for Civil(Ian) Emergencies - M4CE Project”, FOGGS has interviewed key stakeholders, specialists, academics, and leaders to discuss the use of military assets in disaster management and response.
Dr. Nora Bensahel is a Visiting Professor of Strategic Studies and Senior Fellow of the Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Contributing Editor and Columnist for War on the Rocks, and Adjunct Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses.
This interview with Dr. Bensahel provides a broader perspective on the future of the military, with references to the use of military resources in civilian emergencies, specifically in the US context. Main topics include an overview of the US National Guard, defence spending for civil-military coordination, academic curricula and the incorporation of civil-military relations as an emerging issue, female leadership roles in the civil-military context, and the impacts of all-volunteer armed forces* on US society and democracy.
*For clarification to our viewers, the term 'all-volunteer armed forces' refers to the professionally paid, non-conscript structure of the US armed forces.
The interview was conducted on 25 October 2021 by Lauren Brennan, Junior Policy & Project Management Advisor, Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability (FOGGS).
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49ZiIjh7-eQ
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