“Robots Rising: Arming Artificial Intelligence”

Welcome to the Symposium!

The Norwich University Military Writers’ Symposium convenes authors and experts in the fields of military history, intelligence, and current affairs to discuss pressing global concerns.

October 12 to 13, 2022
Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont

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August Cole
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Creativity, Marine Corps University

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Wesley Morgan
2022 Colby Award Winner, Military Affairs Reporter, Politico

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Sharon Weinberger
Executive Editor for News, Foreign Policy

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Martha Wells
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Author


Developing Schedule

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

9 AM to 9:50 AM | Setting the Stage: Leading & Innovating in a Cutting-Edge Field

Introductions by Dr. Travis Morris, Director, NU Peace & War Center
Welcome Remarks: TBD
Keynote Address: TBD

10 AM to 10:50 AM | Sci-fi AI and the Future of Armed Conflict

Reading by Student Author
Discussion Moderator: Andrew Liptak, M ’09, Author & Historian
Student Co-Moderator: TBD
Author: August Cole, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Creativity, Marines Corps University

1 PM to 1:50 PM | Storytelling & Invention: Writing & Imagining New Technologies

Reading by Student Author
Discussion Moderator: TBD
Student Co-Moderator: TBD
Author: Martha Wells, Sci-fi & Fantasy Author

2 PM to 2:50 PM | Secret Science: DARPA and Unimagined Technologies

Reading by Student Author
Discussion Moderator: TBD
Student Co-Moderator: TBD
Author: Sharon Weinberger, Executive Editor for News, Foreign Policy

7 PM to 8:30 PM | Robots Rising: Arming Artificial Intelligence

Reading by Student Author
Discussion Moderator: Col. Scott A Nelson, Senior Army Reserve Advisor, US Cyber Command
Panelists: August Cole, Martha Wells, and Sharon Weinberger

Thursday, October 13, 2022

9:25 AM to 10:25 AM | Global Perspectives on Cybersecurity & AI Technologies

Reading by Student Author
Introductions by Ambassador Meron Reuben, Consul General of Israel to New England
Discussion Moderator: TBD
Student Co-Moderator: TBD
Panelist: TBD

11 AM to 11:50 AM | Colby Award Book Presentation – The Hardest Place

Discussion Moderator: TBD
Student Co-Moderator: TBD
Author: Wesley Morgan, Author & Journalist

1 PM to 2 PM | Richard S. Schultz ’60 Symposium Fellow & Military Writers’ Symposium Fellow Panel

Reading by Student Author
Discussion Moderator: TBD
Student Co-Moderator: TBD
Student Panelists: Elaina Latino ‘24, Gabriel Williams ‘23 & Wesley Dewey ‘23

6 PM to 9 PM | Meet the Authors Reception & Dinner

Remarks by Alex Kershaw, Author and Chair, Colby Military Writers’ Award Selection Committee
Presentation of the Colby Award
Recognition of 2022 Richard S. Schultz ’60 Fellows
Recognition of 2022 Military Writers’ Symposium Fellow
Closing Remarks

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