James S. Robbins, Senior Editorial Writer for Foreign Affairs at the Washington Times, will deliver a lecture on “West Point’s Goats Go to War” at 4:15 pm, 10 March, in Room 127 (Red Pit), Kirner-Johnson Building, Hamilton College.

Dr. Robbins received his Ph. D. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.  He has taught at The Fletcher School, Boston University, Marine Corps University, and the National Defense University.  He serves as Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs at the American Foreign Policy Council and on the Advisory Board of the National Civil War Museum.  In addition to Last in Their Class: Custer, Pickett and the Goats of West Point (Encounter Books, 2006), Dr. Robbins has published This Time We Win: Revisiting the Tet Offensive (Encounter Books, 2010)

What is a Goat?  He was the person at West Point who graduated last in his class.  George Pickett and George Armstrong Custer number among the most famous of West Point’s Goats.  Dr. Robbins lecture will focus on West Point culture and the meaning of soldiering during the Civil War.

Open to the public.

A reception and book signing, beginning at 6 pm at the Alexander Hamilton Institute will follow Dr. Robbins lecture.