Associate director, Cornell in Washington
David Silbey is the associate director of the Cornell in Washington program and a senior lecturer at Cornell. He teaches courses on defense policy and military history.
Silbey received his BA from Cornell and his PhD from Duke University. He has written multiple books, including The British Working Class and Enthusiasm for War, 1914-1916 (Taylor & Francis, 2005); A War of Empire and Frontier: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902 (Hill & Wang, 2007); and The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China, 1900 (Hill & Wang, 2012). His latest book, The Other Face of Battle: America’s Forgotten Wars and the Experience of Combat, looks at how America struggles in wars other than conventional.