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THE COLBY AWARD and

NU MILITARY WRITERS’ SYMPOSIUM

Contacts

Travis Morris
Director, Peace & War Center
Executive Director, Symposium
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
wmorris@norwich.edu

Nicole Greenwood
Administrative Coordinator
ngreenwo@norwich.edu

THE COLBY AWARD recognizes a first book-length work of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry that has made a major contribution to the understanding of military history, intelligence operations, or international affairs.

Information and Nomination Guidelines

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The Colby Award is named for William E. Colby, a notable American intelligence officer and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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