Stephanie Gutmann: "The Kinder, Gentler Military: Can It Fight?"


Stephanie Gutmann

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Mills Godwin Jr. Building - Auditorium

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President's Lecture Series


Discusses the military's sex-integration efforts and the problems they may have caused for overall military effectiveness.

The author of "The Kinder, Gentler Military: Can America's Gender-Neutral Fighting Force Still Win Wars?", Gutmann blends reporting and analysis to discuss the problems in the new military, many of which resulted from the Gulf War.

Gutmann has worked as a reporter for The New York Post and served as assistant editor for The Los Angeles Daily Journal. Her military-based articles have been published in Newsday, The New Republic and The New York Times. Working as a freelance writer from 1990-93 and 1994-98, she wrote articles featured in The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, The Wall Street Journal, Playboy Magazine and Manhattan Institute's City Journal. She has also appeared on "BBC World Service" and "CBS This Morning," as well as a number of other television news shows.

Gutmann earned her master's degree in journalism with an emphasis in investigative and business reporting from Columbia University's School of Journalism in 1990.

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61:00 min


A 1/2" VHS copy of this lecture is available in the Special Collections & University Archives Department of Old Dominion University Perry Library. Call #: LD4331.A57 2001

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