Inventing the Military-Industrial Complex

Inventing the Military-Industrial Complex

Jamie Morin, Douglas O'Reagan, Kate Epstein

Friday, March 28, 2014
8:30AM - 10:00AM (EDT)
Event Details

On March 28, the Miller Center will host a closed-session academic roundtable on KATE EPSTEIN’s Torpedo: Inventing the Military-Industrial Complex in the United States and Great BritainJAMIE MORIN, assistant secretary of the Air Force for financial management and comptroller, and Miller Center National Fellow DOUGLAS O’REAGAN will offer comments. The roundtable will address the broad implications of Epstein’s work, including the development and evolution of the military-industrial complex – and will assess what it means to trace the history of something as amorphous as a complex.

The roundtable is co-sponsored by the Department of Engineering and Society at UVa’s School of Engineering.

This event will be closed to the general public, but is open to UVA faculty and students. It will be webcast live and archived at 

KATE EPSTEIN is assistant professor in the department of history at Rutgers University-Camden.  She 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. Epstein’s research focuses on the acquisition of advanced industrial weapons technology, and she is particularly interested in the relationship between national security and intellectual property. 

JAMIE MORIN is the assistant secretary of the Air Force for financial management and comptroller, where he serves as the principal advisor to the secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force on all financial matters. From 2003 until 2009, Morin was a member of the professional staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget. Earlier in his career, he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and as an economic development strategist with the firm J.E. Austin Associates. In addition to holding a Miller Center National Fellowship, he held a fellowship at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, where he conducted research for the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment. He also served as a policy advisor on President Obama's defense transition team. Morin received his PhD in political science from Yale University in 2003.

DOUGLAS O’REAGAN is the Ambrose Monell Foundation National Fellow at the Miller Center, where he works on the history of technology transfer in the aftermath of war.  He is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of California-Berkeley. He is completing his dissertation on the efforts of the United States, United Kingdom, and France to operate cooperative yet competitive efforts to extract technology, industrial machinery, and scientific personnel from Germany following the Second World War.

Friday, March 28, 2014
8:30AM - 10:00AM (EDT)
The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Jamie Morin


Douglas O'Reagan


Kate Epstein