Palm Center Events

June 28, 2010

Nathaniel Frank's book Unfriendly Fire was honored on Monday, June 28, 2010, at the American Library Association's annual conference in Washington, DC. Dr. Frank spoke at the Stonewall Book Awards Brunch, hosted by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT).

May 19, 2010

On Wednesday, May 19, during a public forum at the Brookings Institution, military commanders and scholars from Australia, Canada, Israel, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom discussed t

March 2, 2009

Dr. Nathaniel Frank, Senior Research Fellow, was at the Center for American Progress to talk about the release of his new book "Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America."

October 6, 2008
Indra Lusero, Palm Center Assistant Director, introduced the "don't ask, don't tell" policy and Dean Juarez Beto, one of the defendants in the FAIR v. Rumsfeld litigation.
August 14, 2008

Palm Affiliated Scholar Dr. Bonnie Moradi presented findings at the APA's annual conference in Boston.

May 1, 2008
Event to honor Allan Bérubé, who died in December at age 61, an independent historian and community activist, and author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II.
April 4, 2008
Dr. Belkin was invited for the fifth year in a row to address the Air Force Academy on the topic of gays in the military. This year there were 300 cadets in the audience.
September 5, 2007
Authors and Affiliations: Dr. Tarynn M. Witten, PhD and MSW, is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and Senior Fellow/Executive Director of the TranScience Research Institute; Dr.
August 30, 2007
Dr. Frank spoke before 150 people on a panel entitled "(Still Not) At Ease: Don't Ask, Don't Tell in 2007," which also featured recently retired and separated service members who served under the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
June 14, 2007
This exhibit is the first in the country to focus on the history of gays in the military.
April 6, 2007

Moderators: Chris Daley, MD and Regina Graham, MD. Panelists: Aaron Belkin, PhD, Assoc. Professor of Political Science at UC Santa Barbara and Director of the Michael D. Palm Center. Cmdr.

March 19, 2007

WestpointSanta Barbara, April 7, 2007 - West Point hosts Palm Center lecture on "don't ask, don't tell" for 500 Cadets last month.


April 1, 2006
CSSMM provided support for a symposium titled “Sexism and War” at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Panelists explored the role of sexism in warfare and included Professor Joane Nagel (Sociology, University of Kansas), Professor Stacey Mayhall (Political Science, Trent University), and Professor Thomas Scheff (Sociology, UCSB).
March 1, 2006
CSSMM Director Aaron Belkin visited the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY during the past several months. During the visits, he taught classes, presented lectures, and met with faculty, students and administrators.
November 12, 2005
"The Struggle Against 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': Anatomy of a Social Movement," Creating Change Conference, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Oakland, California. Presented information about the Center's role in sponsoring and promoting research in gays in the military and its impact on other organizations doing work on this issue. Presented with Sharra Greer (Servicemembers Legal Defense Network) and Zoe Dunning.
October 24, 2005
CSSMM director Aaron Belkin presented a lecture on gays in the military at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
October 3, 2005
CSSMM director Aaron Belkin led a discussion on "don’t ask, don’t tell" with twenty-two midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.
September 23, 2005
CSSMM assistant director Geoffrey Bateman spoke about CSSMM's recent research at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Denver, Colorado.
July 1, 2005
CSSMM's research was cited during a Congressional hearing when Congressman Marty Meehan (D-MA) questioned Undersecretary of Defense David Chu.