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Oral history interview with Robert A. Pape [electronic resource], 2013.

Creator: Pape, Robert Anthony, 1960-
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 3.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 48 pages + index. sound recording : 1 digital audio file (106 min.).
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago.

Scope and Contents

Born 1960 in Erie, Pennsylvania; personal: wife, Elizabeth, three children, involvement in Child's Voice; education: Catholic preparatory school, B.A. and M.A. from University of Pittsburgh, trip to China Freshman year, interest in U.S.-China relations, Ph.D. in Political Science, study of international relations and international security, research in military strategy, post-doc at University of Michigan; career in academia: position starting up and teaching at United States Air Force's School of Advanced Airpower Studies, professorship at Dartmouth College, tenure professorship at University of Chicago; military strategy: Improvised Explosive Devices in Iraq and Afghanistan, air power issues in Bosnian War, strategy in Gulf and Iraq Wars; terrorism: Boston Marathon Bombing on April 15, 2013, September 11, 2001, research with the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism, grant from Defense Threat Reduction Agency in collaboration with Argon National Laboratories, information collection on Tamil Tigers (Black Tigers) and Hezbollah, London Bombing in July 2005; authorship of three books on suicide terrorism and air strategy, journalistic contributions to well-known publications and television news: domestic and international terrorism, military strategy, strategic logic of suicide terrorism.


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