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.


Video Archive

Featured Articles:

Gabriel Williams, ’23Artificial Intelligence and Electromagnetic Warfare: Creating New Capabilities on The Battlefield

Elaina Latino, ’24An Analysis of the Current Uses of AI and Why There is a Need for the Subfield of AI Forensics in Warfare

Wesley Dewey, ’23The Weaponization of Echo Chambers


Video Archive

Program (PDF)

Featured Articles:

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

Featured Article:

Nicole Navarro ’21:How the People’s Republic of China is Weaponizing Water Ports to Control Business, Politics, Perspective and Trade in Tanzania

2019 PROGRAM - PDF (3 MB)

2018 PROGRAM - PDF (3 MB)

2017 PROGRAM - PDF (2 MB)



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

Symposium Contacts

Travis Morris
Director, Peace & War Center
Executive Director, Symposium
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

General Inquiries


Carlo D’Este ’58

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