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COVID-19 NOTICE: Norwich University values the health and safety of our entire campus community and guests visiting our university. With respect to the coronavirus pandemic we will be closely following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and the Vermont Department of Health regarding our ability to host the ISOMA Symposium in October, 2021. Any changes to the ISOMA Symposium will be communicated directly to registered participants and updates will be published on this website. Learn more here.

Preparing Military Leaders to Effectively Resolve 21st Century Security Challenges

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The International Association of Military Academies conference is a biennial international exchange forum focused on military academies’ training of young officers. The summit, which will include representatives from 40 nations, will explore meeting civil-military challenges through military leader relationships; developing military leaders’ capacity beyond traditional conceptions of land, sea and air; and leadership, ethics and educational challenges.

Norwich University President and retired U.S. Air Force Col. Mark C. Anarumo welcomes International Association of Military Academies representatives and their guests to the 2021 ISOMA conference. It is our distinct honor to host you on our campus in picturesque Northfield, Vermont.

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As the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and the oldest private military college in America, Norwich University is honored to host the seventh International Symposium of Military Academies (ISOMA ) conference in Northfield, Vermont.

ISOMA works within the framework of the International Association of Military Academies (IAMA) whose mission is to promote knowledge and competency sharing in the field of education between member military academies.

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ISOMA keynote speaker: General Philip “Phil” Breedlove, U.S. Air Force (Retired) Senior Advisor

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Thank you to all ISOMA participants who submitted an abstract during the ISOMA 2021 Call for Papers. We are happy to report that we collected and accepted fifty-six (56) proposals during the solicitation process. Forty-four (44) completed papers were turned in to our reviewers and were placed on a series of panels that will make up the academic content for the week.

In addition, all completed papers underwent a peer review process to be selected for publication in a special ISOMA edition of Norwich's Journal of Peace and War Studies (JPWS) aligned with the 2021 theme, Preparing Military Leaders to Effectively Resolve 21st Century Service Challenges. Papers not published in the JPWS will be collected in a conference proceedings document. Both documents will be distributed to all participants before the conference so that they may review the materials ahead of time and come prepared to have vigorous discussion on each topic.

The Journal of Peace and War Studies

Journal of Peace and War Studies (PDF)

Conference Proceedings (PDF)

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