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The only program of its kind at an American university, the Norwich University MILITARY WRITERS’ SYMPOSIUM convenes authors and experts in the fields of military history, intelligence, and current affairs to offer important perspectives on pressing global concerns. Traditionally, the symposium takes place on the picturesque Norwich campus in Northfield, Vermont. The 2020 symposium broke with tradition to offer a robust, all-virtual event. 

2020 Virtual Symposium
THEME: “WEAPONIZING WATER”

October 7-8, 2020
SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE
Cost: Free

The 2020 Norwich University Military Writers’ Symposium took place entirely online, with no charge to attendees. While we negotiate the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, we saw this as an opportunity to provide you with safe access to critical discussions, while opening up this special event to a broader audience. To all who attended, we thank you for the privilege of offering the symposium to you, virtual-style. 

Great news. If you missed the event, or if you attended but would like to revisit one or all of the talks or presentations, we have made the recordings available. Please visit our schedule page to view them.

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
SUPPORT THE SYMPOSIUM

Would you like the opportunity to support the symposium? The Military Writers’ Associates have given generously to support this annual event. All gifts made will be put to good use to connect and support generations of problem-solvers, solutions, and change-makers. Together, we can mobilize minds, accelerate action, and build a better world.

Please consider making a gift to help us carry on this excellent programming into the future.

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  • Pritzker Military Museum & Library Partnership

    THE PRITZKER MILITARY MUSEUM & LIBRARY is proud to partner with Norwich University to help solidify the university as a regional center on military history and affairs. As both a private university and a non-government organization, Norwich and the Museum & Library share strong stakes in the study of military history and affairs as they have a deep impact on the character of who we are as a country. Together, the Museum & Library and Norwich build awareness of the importance of study of military history and affairs and the role of the military in a democracy.

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  • Norwich University Military Writers’ Associates

    THE NORWICH UNIVERSITY MILITARY WRITERS’ ASSOCIATES are an affinity group whose members seek to support the Norwich University Military Writers’ Symposium and its corresponding year-round campus experience through:

    • Recommending authors
    • Fostering and encouraging an appreciation of the program by students, faculty and the public
    • Growing opportunities to attract new interest

    FALL 2021 MEETING: HOMECOMING WEEKEND


    The Military Writers’ Associates fall 2021 meeting will include Norwich University President Mark Anarumo, Associates chairman, R. Pierce Reid M’14, and John and Mary Frances Patton Peace & War Center executive director, Travis Morris. There is much to celebrate at this meeting, including the Carlo D’Este ’58 Military Writers’ Endowment, the Showalter Research Fellowship, the Richard S. Schultz ’60 Fellowship, and the 2021 William E. Colby Award winner. We will also welcome Alex Kershaw as the new chairman of the Colby Award selection committee, and preview the 2021 Norwich University Military Writers’ Symposium, which takes place in November. 

    • Meeting Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
    • Meeting Time: 9 a.m.

    We look forward to seeing you. If you’re planning to attend, please register for Homecoming 2021. See the complete Homecoming schedule of events.

    Questions? Contact Nicole Greenwood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


    GIVING

    Associates give at all levels, and every gift sustains this one-of-a-kind program.

    Learn how you can support the Military Writers’ Symposium


    JOIN

    Would you like to join the Military Writers’ Associates and find out more about the Military Writers’ Symposium? Contact Associates chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. M’14.


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For more than 25 years, the Norwich University Military Writers’ Symposium has provided a forum for learning and discussion, bringing together prominent writers, historians, and thought-leaders in military, intelligence, and international affairs.

Symposium Contacts

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

Administrative Coordinator

Nicole Greenwood
ngreenwo@norwich.edu

Co-Founder

Carlo D’Este ’58

General Inquiries

peaceandwar@norwich.edu

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