Nov. 1: Don't Ask Don't Tell: How We Got It, How We Can Get Rid of It

Where: Maxey Auditorium

When: Monday, November 1, 7:30 PM



Matthew Shepard Lecture Series

Dr. Nathaniel Frank is the author of "Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America" (March 2009). He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in history at Brown University. Dr. Frank was a senior research fellow at the Palm Center of the University of California, Santa Barbara and teaches history on the adjunct faculty at New York University's Gallatin School.

His book, drawing on hundreds of exclusive interviews, presents the latest research and over a decade of evidence on gay service showing that gays can and do serve openly in the U.S. military without incident, and that the policy itself is weakening the military it was supposed to protect.


Dr. Frank’s publications on gays in the military and other topics have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Slate, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Newsday, Philadelphia Inquirer and Lingua Franca, among others.  He has been interviewed for national television and radio programs, including ABC’s Good Morning America, the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, CBS News on Logo, the BBC and MSNBC’s Abrams Report.

He has also consulted with ABC’s 20/20 and CBS’s 60 Minutes. Dr. Frank’s research and opinions have been cited on the congressional floor, in syndicated columns, in the blogosphere, the New York Post, The Advocate, National Review Online, the AP and other venues, including college syllabi and media roundups. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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This event is free and open to the public.