Ashbrook Colloquium to Feature Senior Fellow of the Ashbrook Center

Ashbrook Colloquium to Feature Senior Fellow of the Ashbrook Center

10/18/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. David Tucker, a senior fellow at the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, will speak on the topic of “What is the Best Way to Deal with ISIS, al Queda and Similar Organizations?” at the Ashbrook Center Colloquium on Friday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Library on the Ashland University campus.

Tucker will discuss the emergence of violent Islamic resistance and strategies for dealing with it using the analysis in his new book, Revolution and Resistance: Moral Revolution, Military Might, and the End of Empire (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016).

In a summary, Tucker says, “Islamic State, Al Qaeda, the Taliban and other such movements are best understood in the context of the past 500 years of European expansion and dominance. Understanding this history provides some guidance for dealing with contemporary problems of terrorism, insurgency and religious violence.”

The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jennifer Nixon at (419) 207-6094 or

In addition to being senior fellow at the Ashbrook Center, Tucker is associate director of the Master of Arts in American History and Government degree program at Ashland University. Prior to joining Ashbrook, 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. He 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.

The Ashbrook Center, located on the campus of Ashland University, seeks to restore and strengthen the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government. Through undergraduate, graduate and civic programs, the Ashbrook Center aspires to be the leading national educator in the enduring principles and practice of free government in the United States. ###