Ashbrook Colloquium to Feature David Tucker

Ashbrook Colloquium to Feature David Tucker

10/6/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. David Tucker will speak on the topic of “Espionage and Civil Liberties in the Information Age" at an Ashbrook Center Colloquium on Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Library on the AU campus.

The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lisa Ormiston at (419) 289-5429 or

Tucker is a senior fellow at the Ashbrook Center and an associate director of AU’s Master’s in American History and Government program. Prior to working at AU and the Ashbrook Center, he taught for 15 years at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., and worked both in the Pentagon and overseas for the U.S. government. Prior to his government service, Tucker was a William Rainey Harper Fellow at the University of Chicago.

Tucker earned his Ph. D in History at the Claremont Graduate School in 1981. His publications include “The End of Intelligence: Espionage and State Power in the Information Age” (Stanford, 2014); “Illuminating the Dark Arts of War: Terrorism, Sabotage, and Subversion in Homeland Security and the New Conflict” (Continuum, 2012); and “Enlightened Republicanism: A Study of Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia” (Lexington Books, 2007), as well as other books and articles on military affairs and American history.

Personally dedicated by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, the Ashbrook Center is an independent center at Ashland University. With a budget of $4.3 million, a staff of 17, an on-staff faculty of 11, a large and growing visiting faculty, and a solid plan for growth, the Ashbrook Center has the capacity to make a critical difference in the next generation’s understanding of what it means to be an American.