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Brian Linn publishes book chapter in Empire’s Violent End

Brian Linn has a new book chapter out, “’The normal order of things’: Contextualizing ‘technical violence’ in the Netherlands-Indonesia War,” co-authored with Azarja Harmmany in Empire’s Violent End:  Comparing British, Dutch, and French Wars of Decolonization, 1945-1962, ed. by Bart Luttikhuis and Thijs Brocades Zaalberg (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2022), 120-40.  Brian and his co-author contribute to a collection that advances a broader understanding of violence in the wars of decolonization and an appreciation for the similarities in how different colonial powers utilized forms of institutional impunity to promote extreme violence.

In more good news, Dr. Linn has been appointed to the Marine Corps University Board of Advisors, a federal advisory board requiring nomination and confirmation at the Department of Defense.  The Marine Corps University offers a variety of educational opportunities for enlisted Marines, officers, interagency civilians, and international military.  It has over 85,000 students enrolled in various resident and distance programs in any given year taught by close to 600 civilian, military, and contracted faculty.  Three of MCU’s resident programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer masters degrees and they have articulation agreements with several other universities.  MCU operates from 6 main academies and 7 campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, California, Hawaii, and Okinawa.

Congratulations Brian!