The Strategic Use and Misuse of Emotions | 2022 | Events

The Strategic Use and Misuse of Emotions: Lessons from the American Civil War
April 1, 2022
Pye room (E40-496)


Jonathan (Yoni) Shimshoni, Affiliate, MIT Security Studies Program

Roger Petersen, Arthur and Sloan Professor of Political Science, MIT Security Studies Program


Shimshoni presented an analysis of the role and impact of collective emotions as these relate to Union strategy and operations vis-a-vis the South. Petersen rejoined with observations of implications for contemporary conflict.