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Episode 20 - Growing the seed corn

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Where does the Navy and Marine Corps grow the leaders of tomorrow? Well, a critical source is the United States Naval Academy. Join Sal from the blog "CDR Salamander" and EagleOne from "Eaglespeak" as they discuss educating tomorrow's leaders with three of those chartered with that task from Annapolis. Our guests will be, Associate Professor Virginia Lunsford, History Department; Professor Steve Frantzich, Political Science Department; and Professor Bruce Fleming, English Department. Associate Professor Virginia W. Lunsford is a specialist in maritime history, especially the history of piracy and privateering; Early Modern Europe; European expansion and colonialism; and The Netherlands. She currently teaches courses on “Warfare in the Age of Sail”; “The Golden Age of Piracy: Myth and Reality”; “The Buccaneers: A Case Study in Asymmetrical Warfare”; and “American Naval History.” She is the author of "Piracy and Privateering in the Golden Age Netherlands" (New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and is currently researching and writing "Dead Men Tell No Tales: A Cultural History of Piracy in the Modern Age" under contract with Routledge. Steve Frantzich is Professor of Political Science at USNA where he was selected as the outstanding professor in 1990, runner-up as outstanding researcher in 2001 and as one of the first USNA Teaching Fellows in 2002. He is the author of over a dozen books, most recently Citizen Democracy: Citizen Activists in a Cynical Age (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004) and Cyberage Politics 101: Mobility, Technology and Democracy (Peter Lang Publishers, 2002). Professor Bruce E. Fleming, specializes in Modernism, creative writing, and usable philosophy. A prolific author of books, articles, short stories and more, he will have two books coming out in 2010; "Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide," (Potomac Books, June 2010) and "Running is Life: Transcending the Crisis of Modernity," (Rowman and Littlefield, 2010).

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