Richard L. Millett H’60 appointed by the Carnegie Council as one of nine fellows for the project, "The Living Legacy of the First World War"(11/20/2017)

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce the selection of nine fellows who will receive stipends and other support to pursue research under the project "The Living Legacy of the First World War." The project is supported by a grant from the Richard Lounsbery Foundation. The selected fellows will pursue original research and writing for publication. They will conduct podcasted interviews and attend a conference at a location to be determined.

The centennial of an historic event is an occasion for reflection and perhaps for reconsideration. With the centennial, an event has receded past the horizon of living memory, entering the pages of history, leaving behind its share of artifacts and other tangible reminders. It is a time to ask how much of the spirit of a departed age we can capture, how much can this time be entered into given the tools that we have, and what importance the memory of this departed time can now have for us.

So it is with the American experience of World War I. America entered World War I with considerable reluctance. The fighting had gone on for nearly three years before America declared war, and it would be another year before American forces would see major combat. Active American involvement was brief but violent. Afterwards, America seemed to retreat again into itself. In many ways, we are still living today with the conflict and its aftermath. The diverse, in many cases long-lasting consequences of World War I are reflected in the range of topics being pursued by the scholars selected for Fellowships.

The Fellows and Their Topics

  •  Katherine Akey, Collective Memory and the Hidden Photographic Narratives of World War I

  •  Mary Barton, European and American Counterterrorism Strategies in the Aftermath of WWI

  •  Christopher Capozzola, Merchants of Death? The Politics of Defense Contracting, Then and Now

  •  Philip Caruso, Airpower during World War I: Transforming International Law

  •  Zach Dorfman, Chemical Weapons from the Great War to Syria and Beyond

  •  Tanisha Fazal, The Politics and Medicine of Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Since World War I

  •  Richard Millett, The United States, the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Dealings with Latin America, and Hispanics in the U.S…. and World War I: Forgotten Aspects --

  •  Seiko Mimaki, World War I as a Key Moment in the History of Humanitarianism: Jane Addams and Her Cosmopolitan Ethics

  •  Charles Sorrie, The Legacy of American Press Censorship During the First World War

Dick graduated in 1960 with an A.B. cum laude in history and is a member of Kirkland House. He received an M.A. in 1962 and a Ph.D. in 1966, both in history and both from the University of New Mexico. Quite involved in U.S. military policy, especially in South America and Central America, Dick taught at Southern Illinois University, the Air War College, the Marine Corps University, as a Fulbright professor at four universities in Colombia, and at the Center for the Study of the Americas in Copenhagen. He has a son, Lawrence, now deceased, who graduated from Harvard in 1983; a daughter, Patricia, who received her J.D. from Harvard in 1988 and is now a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit; and a third child, Joan. Dick also has a granddaughter who is a Harvard freshman and a grandson who is in his first year at the Harvard Law School.

Dick is now a research associate of the Center for International Studies, University of MissouriSt. Louis and an adjunct professor at the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management. Millet is also vice-president of the Midwest Association for Latin American Studies and Senior Partner of the Millett Group LLC.

Dick is the previous chair of military affairs at the Marine Corps University and has received the Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education from the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at National Defense University. He has published over one hundred items, with articles appearing in Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, and The New Republic, among others.


















L to R from top row: Katherine Akey, Mary Barton, Christopher Capozzola, Philip Caruso,
Zach Dorfman, Tanisha Fazal, Richard Millett, Seiko Mimaki, Charles Sorrie



The Richard Lounsbery Foundation aims to enhance national strengths in science and technology through support of a variety of programs in research, education, and public policy. Among its international initiatives, the Foundation has a long-standing priority in Franco-American relations, as Richard Lounsbery was a U.S. Army officer who served in France during World War I. For more, go to


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