The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with author, Emile Simpson to discuss his book entitled War From the Ground Up: Twenty- First-Century Combat as Politics, in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Sir Michael Howard in a recent literary review described Simpson’s work: “Emile Simpson’s War From the Ground Up is a work of such importance that it should be compulsory reading at every level in the military; from the most recently enlisted cadet to the Chief of the Defence Staff and, even more important, the members of the National Security Council who guide him.” The Times Literary Supplement

Emile Simpson served in the British Army from 2006-12 as an infantry officer in the Royal Gurkha Rifles. He completed three tours in Southern Afghanistan, as well as service in Brunei, Nepal, and the Falkland Islands. He previously graduated in history from the University of Oxford, First Class Honours, and subsequently returned as a Visiting Defence Fellow to the Oxford “Changing Character of War” research program. He holds a graduate diploma in English law. War From the Ground Up: Twenty- First-Century Combat as Politics (2012) is his first book.

As space is limited for this event, RSVPs will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Belfer Center Lunches are strictly off-the-record. By requesting to attend the Lunch, you agree that you will comply with the Belfer Center's strict policy against recording or disclosing the contents of the seminar. Your access is conditioned on your compliance with these restrictions. Should you violate these rules, the Center will pursue all available legal options and you will be excluded from all future events.