Ashbrook Center to Host Colloquium on “Fear and Freedom in the Twenty-First Century”

3/5/12 ASHLAND, OH -- The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University will host a March 23 colloquium titled “What Kind of Country Shall We Have: Fear and Freedom in the Twenty-First Century.” The presentation will be led by David Tucker, an associate professor in the Defense Analysis Department at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.


There is no charge to attend this event, which will be held in the Ashbrook Center at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Lisa Ormiston at 419-289-5429 or


Tucker also has taught in the homeland security program at the Postgraduate School and teaches in Ashland University’s Master’s in American History and Government program at the Ashbrook Center, specifically leading courses based in the American Revolution, Early Republic and other like areas. Prior to his current teaching duties, he worked in the Special Operations office in the Pentagon and in the Foreign Service in Africa and Europe. 


He is the author most recently of “Illuminating the Dark Arts of War: Terrorism, Sabotage and Subversion in Homeland Security and the New Conflict” (Continuum, 2012). He is also the author of books on Thomas Jefferson and U.S. Special Operations Forces. Tucker holds a Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate School.


The Ashbrook Center is an independent center at Ashland University that restores and strengthens the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government. The Center teaches students and teachers across our country what America is and what America represents in the long history of the world.  Ashbrook creates informed patriots.



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