Economic History Workshop - “The Political Economy of Secrecy: Defense Contracting, Intellectual Property, and National Security”

Economic History Workshop
Event date: 
April 4, 2019 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Speaker(s): 
Katherine Epstein
Rutgers University
Seminar Series: 
Economic History Workshop
Co-Sponsored by: 
Julius-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance
Audience: 
Public

“The Political Economy of Secrecy: Defense Contracting, Intellectual Property, and National Security”

Katherine Epstein, Rutgers University


To attend this workshop and for more information, email Robert Yee at ryee@princeton.edu.


Katherine Epstein joined the History Department at Rutgers-Camden in Fall 2011, having received her PhD in history from Ohio State University in 2011, her MPhil in international relations from the University of Cambridge in 2005, and her BA summa cum laude with distinction in history from Yale University in 2004.  Her research focuses on the acquisition of advanced industrial weapons technology; she is particularly interested in the relationship between national security and intellectual property.  Her first book, Torpedo: Inventing the Military-Industrial Complex in the United States and Great Britain (Harvard University Press, 2014), examines these issues through the lens of torpedo development before World War I. At Rutgers-Camden, she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in military, diplomatic, and US history, and in the philosophy of history.

Contact: 
Robert Yee
Field: 
Area of Interest: 
Economic History
Region: 
United States
Period: 
20th Century