Papers presented (academic)

Society for Military History annual conference, Ogden, UT, “The Military History of Russia and the Soviet Union: Where We Stand, Where We're Going” (April 2008)

Williams College Conference “World War II Reconsidered,” roundtable on “Allied Airpower Strategies” (March 2008)

International Conference on World War II (The National WWII Museum), New Orleans, LA: “Effects of the Second World War on the Soviet Union" (2006)

The Mershon Center at The Ohio State University, "The State of the Field of Military History: Where We Are, Where We're Going" (2005)

The Center for the Study of War and Society (University of Tennessee), annual Colonel John B. McKinney lecture, “Offensive Women: Women in Combat in the Red Army” (2004)

United States Commission on Military History (part of the International Commission of Military History) in Washington, DC, “Women in War” (2004)

Organization of American Historians annual conference, Boston, MA, “A Revolution in Military History Instruction Affairs” (2004)

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 35th National Convention, Toronto, Canada, “What War Can Teach Us About Russia” (2003)

Texas Women’s University, Women in Aviation conference, “Wings, Women and War: Soviet Women in Combat Aviation in World War II” (2003)

Society for Military History annual conference, Knoxville, TN, “The Red Air Force and The Eastern Front: A Reappraisal” (2003)

University of Kansas, “Women in Combat; Generalizing from the Russian Experience of World War II” for the Hall Center for the Humanities Seminar on War, Peace, and Diplomacy (jointly sponsored by the Russia and East European Studies Program) (2002)

Society for Military History annual conference, Madison, WI, “Teaching the Second World War” (roundtable discussant ) (2002)

Society for Military History annual conference, Wheaton, IL, "The Military History of Women: Amazonian Past or PC Propaganda?" (roundtable discussant ) (1998)

American Historical Association, 111th Annual Meeting, New York, NY, “Offensive Women: Women in Combat in the Red Army” (1997)

Naval Historical Center Colloquium on Contemporary History: Women In Combat: The Modern Experience, Washington, DC, “Wings, Women and War: Soviet Women in Combat Aviation in World War II” (1997)

10th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), “The Soviet Experience of Women in Combat” (1996)

Speaker’s Conference on The Soldier’s Experience of War, 1939-1945, University of Edinburgh, “Offensive Women: Women in Combat in the Red Army” (1995)

Society for Military History annual conference, Gettysburg, PA, “War Termination and Women Veterans of Aviation in the Soviet Union”(1995)

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 26th National Convention, Philadelphia, PA, “Wings, Women and War: The Propaganda Factor and Soviet Women in Combat Aviation in WWII” (1994)


Panel commentator
Society for Military History annual conference, Calgary, Alberta, “World War Two: War, Society and the Eastern Front and After” Papers by James Sterrett, Roger Reese, Paul Wanke, Alex Statiev (2001)
Naval Postgraduate School’s conference on Interservice Rivalry and the American Armed Forces, “Interservice Rivalry and the Rise of Jointness” Papers by Paul Stockton, Peter Roman, Harold R. Winton, Richard Szafranski (1996)


Papers presented (military)
Presentations to two Chairmen/Joint Chiefs of Staff (Department of Defense), Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, Aviation/Space Writers Association, German Strategy Forum, and United States Senate, Armed Services Committee (1978-87)


Miscellaneous panels and presentations
Guest lecturer to classes on Russian history and women’s history, University of Vermont (2006)
Presentation on the battle of Stalingrad, to class on History of the Second World War, and general presentation on “Offensive Women: Women in the Red Army” United States Military Academy at West Point (2005)
William E. Colby Military Writer’s Symposium panels and presentations: Chicago (2004) and Norwich University (2001, 2002)
McCormick Tribune Foundation (Chicago), invited participant in the Cantigny Conference Series, “Urban Operations in War and Peace” (2004)