Welcome to the 2020 Military Writers’ Symposium
Norwich University President Mark C. Anarumo welcomes you to the Military Writers’ Symposium, a two-day, free event that took place October 7-8, 2020. Wednesday featured six live webinars (recordings now available below). And, you can also watch the Thursday panel discussion featuring distinguished guest speakers: Dr. Nadhir Al-Ansari, Dr. David Kilcullen, Hon. Sherri Goodman, and Adam Higginbotham, moderated by Colonel William Lyons ’90 (see below).
Couldn’t make it? No worries. We recorded each session and they are now available below.
SYMPOSIUM THEME: Weaponizing Water: Ancient Tactic, New Implications
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2020
Dr. Nadhir Al-Ansari
Globally Recognized Engineer and Author
Dr. David Kilcullen
Leading Global Security Expert, Thought Leader
2020 Colby Award Winner
Hon. Sherri Goodman
Leading Environmental Security Expert
Author and Journalist
Nicole Navarro ’21
2020 Schultz Fellow
Presentation of Carlo D’Este Award at 6 p.m.Also during the 6 p.m. webinar will be the presentation of the D’Este Award. The Carlo D’Este ’58 Military History Award is a $1,000 prize presented to an outstanding undergraduate senior pursuing a degree in history or studies in war and peace.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2020
MODERATOR: Colonel William Lyons ’90 | Executive, Entrepreneur, Leader
No registration required.
ADAM HIGGINBOTHAM 2020 COLBY AWARD WINNER—Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster
DR. NADHIR AL-ANSARI: Globally recognized engineer and author, “Analyzing the Complexities of Hydro-politics and Conflict of Tigris and Euphrates Rivers”
HON. SHERRI GOODMAN: Leading environmental security expert, “Water and Climate Security in an Age of Global Disruption”
DR. DAVID KILCULLEN: Leading global security expert, thought leader, “COVID, Conflict and Water: Lessons from the Arab Spring”
Moderated by COLONEL WILLIAM LYONS ’90: Executive, Entrepreneur, Leader
Thursday, October 8, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST. Watch here. No registration required.
THIS IS A CRITICAL TOPIC that all leaders and engaged citizens understand. Water and warfare share a long history, and today’s implications are equally strategic and tactical. From the power struggle in the Arctic, to the war over water in the Middle East, to conflicts in Africa from depleted water resources, the intersection of the environment and security is an issue that will shape the twenty-first century. Norwich aims to be a thought-leader in this domain. Norwich University’s Environmental Security Initiative, a joint endeavor by the Peace & War Center and the Center for Global Resilience and Security, examines the nexus between environmental issues that intertwine with security concerns through research, internships, experimental learning opportunities, and programming.
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