For more than two decades, the Norwich Military Writers’ Symposium has brought well over 100 military writers, historians, journalists and biographers to campus, giving NU residential and online students the opportunity to meet some of the most prominent military writers and historians of our time, and to gain a better understanding of the world through their eyes. We invite you to peruse our programs from the past three years. Below that, you will find our symposium topics dating back to 1996.
Will Helterbran ’21: "Wind Turbine Blade Design for Arctic Region Applications"
Larenz Simpkins ’23: “Chilling Relations: An Examination of Potential Spheres of Conflicting Sino-Russian Interests in the Arctic”
2020 Schedule and Video Archive
Nicole Navarro ’21: “How the People’s Republic of China is Weaponizing Water Ports to Control Business, Politics, Perspective and Trade in Tanzania”
THE SYMPOSIUM: 26 YEARS OF PROGRAM HISTORY
2021 Global Conflict or Cooperation? Evolving Arctic Security
2020 Weaponizing Water: Ancient Tactic, New Implications
2019 Warfare In The 21st Century: Future Battlegrounds
2018 Won The War, Lost The Peace: The U.S. Legacy in Iraq
2017 Won The War, Lost The Peace: The Centennial Legacy of World War One
2016 Going to War: The Cost to Families, Communities, And Nation
2015 Cyberwarfare and Privacy: How Do We Keep the Balance Between the Rights of Citizens and the Security of the Nation?
2014 After The Wars: What Have We Learned from Iraq and Afghanistan and What Is the Future Role of the United States and Our Military?
2013 Coming Home: The Hopes, Fears and Challenges of Veterans Returning from War
2012 Afghanistan and America’s Endless War On Terrorism
2011 An Uncertain Future in Afghanistan: Assessing The Conflict Ten Years On
2010 America at the Crossroads
2009 Chaos & Conflict
2008 The New Battlefield
2007 Civilians in The Path of War
2006 Final Offensive: The Battle of the Bulge, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
2006 Ways of War
2005 The Rules of War
2005 Turning Point - 36 Days On Iwo Jima, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
2004 Writing for War in the 21st Century, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
2004 The New Face of War
2004 D-Day & Normandy: Then and Now, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
2003 Uncommon Valor: Ethical Lessons in Military Literature
2003 Journalists at War, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
2002 Raging War: Understanding The 21st Century Enemy
2002 The Military and the Media, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
2001 The American Way of War
2001 Ethics, Issues and Policy, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
2000 The World at War
1999 The American Way of War, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
1999 Info Wars: The Next Battlefield
1998 The Role of Intelligence Operations Today and Tomorrow, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
1998 Ethics in Military Literature and Film
1997 Military Fiction in America: The Craft and Its Influence
1996 Fact and Fiction in 20th Century Military History