David Silbey is the Associate Director of the Cornell in Washington program and a Senior Lecturer at Cornell University. He teaches courses on European history, modern military history, guerrilla war, and the role of popular will in waging war. He has taught at North Carolina State University, Duke University, and Bowdoin College. Dr. Silbey's first book, The British Working Class and Enthusiasm for War, 1914-1916 was published by Taylor & Francis in 2005. His second book, A War of Empire and Frontier: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902 was published by Hill & Wang in Spring 2007. His The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China, 1900 is forthcoming with Hill & Wang. Dr. Silbey received his BA from Cornell University and his Ph.D from Duke University.