Reed Bonadonna

Former Senior Fellow, "The Living Legacy of the First World War;" Global Ethics Fellow Alumnus

Reed Bonadonna is a former infantry officer and field historian in the U.S. Marine Corps with deployments to Lebanon and Iraq and retiring with the rank of colonel. He was formerly a Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellow and Senior Fellow.

Bonadonna was also previously the director of ethics and character development at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Bonadonna has a doctorate in English literature from Boston University and has published numerous articles on leadership and ethics. His book Soldiers and Civilization: How the Profession of Arms Thought and Fought the Modern World into Existence was published by Naval Institute Press in May, 2017.

Featured Work

MAY 9, 2019 Podcast

Global Ethics Weekly: Ethics, Politics, & the Veteran Community, with Reed Bonadonna

Senior Fellow Reed Bonadonna, a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel, discusses the role of ethics in the transition to civilian life. With presidents Eisenhower ...

L to R: Tanisha Fazal, Chris Capozzola, Katherine Akey, Charles Sorrie, and Seiko Mimaki. CREDIT: Billy Pickett

NOV 19, 2018 Transcript

The Living Legacy of the First World War

Five Fellows from "The Living Legacy of the First World War" project present their work. Their talks cover the history of war-induced psychological trauma and ...

L to R: Reed Bonadonna, Mary Barton, Philip Caruso, Zach Dorfman, Richard Millet at the Peace Palace, The Hague, Netherlands, Sept. 25, 2018. <br>CREDIT: Billy Pickett

NOV 7, 2018 Transcript

Education for Peace: The Living Legacy of the First World War

Four Fellows from Carnegie Council's "The Living Legacy of WWI" project present their research on different aspects of the war--counterterrorism, airpower, chemical warfare, and Latin ...

L to R from top row: Katherine Akey, Mary Barton, Christopher Capozzola, Philip Caruso, Zach Dorfman, Tanisha Fazal, Richard Millett, Seiko Mimaki, Charles Sorrie

JUL 23, 2018 Article

Update on the Carnegie Council First World War Fellows, "The Living Legacy of WWI" Project

With the due date for completed projects approaching, most research completed, and interviews with all Fellows posted on the Carnegie Council website, it is a ...

MAY 29, 2018 Transcript

The Living Legacy of WWI: Counterterrorism Strategies in the War's Aftermath, with Mary Barton

"It is important to look at terrorism from a historical perspective, to understand where the term came from and to not see it as being ...

American War Correspondent, Germany, 1915. CREDIT: <a href=",_Germany_LCCN2014701695.jpg">Bain News Service/U.S. Library of Congress</a>

MAY 22, 2018 Podcast

The Living Legacy of WWI: The Legacy of American Press Censorship in World War I, with Charles Sorrie

The popular memory of WWI today was basically engineered through propaganda and censorship during the war itself, says Charles Sorrie. Those involved in any war ...

Pancho Villa Expedition. Column of 6th and 16th Infantry, between Corralitos Rancho and Ojo Federico, January 1917. <br>CREDIT: <a href="">C. Tuckber Beckett/U.S. Department of Defense/Public Domain</a>

MAY 15, 2018 Podcast

The Living Legacy of WWI: Forgotten Aspects of the Western Hemisphere & WWI, with Richard Millett

"Unknown to the rest of America, we had one regiment of Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico which was totally integrated. The rest of the military ...

First gun fired at Naval Weapons Station Dahlgren, Virginia, 1918. CREDIT: <a href="">U.S. Navy/Public Domain</a>

MAY 8, 2018 Podcast

The Living Legacy of WWI: Merchants of Death? The Politics of Defense Contracting, with Christopher Capozzola

In the 1930s during the run-up to WWII, many argued that arms manufacturers and bankers--"merchants of death"--had conspired to manipulate the U.S. ...

Indian infantry (58th Rifles) in Fauquissart, France, August 1915. CREDIT: <a href=",_prepared_against_a_gas_attack_(Photo_24-300).jpg">H. D. Girdwood/British Library/Public Domain</a>

MAY 1, 2018 Podcast

The Living Legacy of WWI: Chemical Weapons from the Great War to Syria, with Zach Dorfman

"What you stopped seeing after World War I was great power conflict involving chemical weapons, and what you started seeing was asymmetric conflicts or regional ...

APR 24, 2018 Podcast

The Living Legacy of WWI: Jane Addams & Her Cosmopolitan Ethics, with Seiko Mimaki

"What distinguished Addams from other peace advocates was her strong emphasis on the crucial role of marginalized people, such as women, immigrants, and workers, in ...