HPAD Empire Working Group Mission Statement
The Empire Working Group will seek to connect with historians as citizens, educators, and scholars. As scholars, we expect a number of historians will be ready and willing to contribute broadsides on the issues of US foreign policy and militarism. The authors of these will be historians of the United States as well as regional and global specialists. As educators, a subcommittee of the working group, under the leadership of Molly Nolan, will prepare curricular materials on the topic of the US Empire. These will be modeled on successful efforts on refugees, asylum and sanctuary. As citizens, a second subcommittee, coordinated by Rusti Eisenberg and Prasannan Parthasarathi, will mobilize historians across the country to pressure Congress on issues of war, militarism and foreign policy.