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The Peace and War Summit at Norwich University, America’s oldest private military college and birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), examines significant international issues with an eye at recommending viable solutions. The inaugural summit, a two-day event in September 2018, addressed North Korea’s nuclear and missile challenges. 


September 17-18, 2018
Mack Hall, Norwich University

The Inaugural Peace and War Summit addressed critical global issues from an integrated policy and scholarly perspective. The central theme of the 2018 summit was the North Korean nuclear/missile issue, a matter of critical importance for peace and stability in the United States and the East Asian region.


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CONTACT
Yangmo Ku, Executive Director
Associate Professor, Political Science, Norwich University
Associate Director, John and Mary Frances Patton Peace & War Center



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THANK YOU 2022 SUMMIT PARTICIPANTS

We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the distinguished invited speakers, student presenters, and conference attendees who participated in the 2022 Peace and War Summit. At such a critical moment in world history, it is vitally important that we continue to think critically about the problems emerging from Russia. We hope you will carry on the discussion.

The Peace and War Summit at Norwich University, America’s oldest private military college and birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), examines significant international issues with an eye at recommending viable solutions.

  • The inaugural summit, a two-day event in September 2018, addressed North Korea’s nuclear and missile challenges.
  • In our 2021 summit, we discussed a most pressing issue in the current global community — escalation of the U.S.-China rivalry, with special focus on challenges derived from military/security, economic and technological angles. 
  • The third summit, which took place March 21–22, 2022, addressed present challenges concerning Russia.

The culmination of the 2022 summit will be the publication of the fourth edition of the Journal of Peace and War Studies 


Deciphering the Russian Riddle:
National Interests and Geopolitical Competitions

Scrutinizing challenges deriving from Russia, ranging from its territorial intrusion into Ukraine and Georgia, to intervention into Syria, to growing military partnership with China, to its cyber-attacks and disinformation campaigns. 

MARCH 21–22, 2022
Norwich University
(In-Person with Remote Options)

See the schedule below for session recordings.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

GIORGI TSIKOLIA
Charge d’affaires, Embassy of Georgia to the United States

JOHN W. WEIDNER
Brigadier General, U.S. Strategic Command
 

PANELISTS AND PRESENTERS

Learn about our distinguished invited keynote speakers, panelists and presenters.


SCHEDULE
(U.S. Eastern Time)


Monday, March 21, 2022

9 – 10 a.m. | Mack Hall Auditorium

WELCOME REMARKS

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
Norwich University President Mark C. Anarumo

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

Giorgi Tsikolia: Charge d’affaires, Georgian Embassy to the U.S.
John W. WeidnerBrigadier General, U.S. Strategic Command

Pictured (l-r): John W. Weidner, Brigadier General, U.S. Strategic Command | Giorgi Tsikolia, Charge d’affaires, Georgian Embassy to the U.S. | Phil Scott, Governor of Vermont | Mark C. Anarumo, President of Norwich University. (Photo by Mark Collier)
Pictured (l-r): John W. Weidner, Brigadier General, U.S. Strategic Command | Giorgi Tsikolia, Charge d’affaires, Georgian Embassy to the U.S. | Phil Scott, Governor of Vermont | Mark C. Anarumo, President of Norwich University. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Mack Hall Auditorium
WORKSHOP SESSION I

ModeratorTravis Morris
Presenters
Thomas Graham: Russia’s grand strategy toward the West
Jessica Pisano: Zelensky’s Ukrainian imaginary: Lessons for Russia and America
Peter Rutland: Interests and identity in the shaping of Russian foreign policy
Discussant: Michael Andrew

1 – 2:15 p.m. | Mack Hall Auditorium
WORKSHOP SESSION II

ModeratorDaniel Morris
Presenters

Nikolas K. Gvosdev: Drawing the right conclusions from the Russian intervention in Syria
Angela Kachuyevski: Borderland no more? shifting security dynamics in Ukraine
Lasha Tchantouridzé: The first shot in a long conflict: the 2008 Russo-Georgian War
Discussant: Lisa L. Chalidze

2:45 – 4 p.m. | Mack Hall Auditorium
WORKSHOP SESSION III

Moderator: Huw Read
Presenters

Lyle Goldstein and Vitaly Kozyrev: Russo-Chinese strategic partnership of a new type: the security dimension
Mary Manjikan: Russian cyberwarfare, social media and disinformation
Eszter Szenes and Mark Perry: Weaponizing the Syrian Civil War: Russia’s Twitter War on Terror
Discussant: Mark Parker

4:15 – 5:30 p.m. | Mack Hall Auditorium
WORKSHOP SESSION IV

Moderator: Steven Sodergren
Student Presenters:
Ethan Owens: Evaluating the value of U.S. diplomacy through strategic ambiguity
Caleb M. Reilly: The Yugoslavia Civil War and the Allies in World War II
John Walsh: A continuation of a dictatorship: How U.S. policy and practice led to a continuation of Saddam’s regime in the eyes of the Iraqi people
Discussants: Miri Kim and Michael Thunberg


Tuesday, March 22, 2022

9:25 – 10:40 a.m. | Mack Hall Auditorium
PANEL DISCUSSION I: “Russia’s Domestic Politics And Foreign Policy”

Chair: Eszter Szenes
Panelists: Thomas Graham, Angela Kachuyevski, Vitaly Kozyrev, Peter Rutland

10:50 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. | Mack Hall Auditorium
PANEL DISCUSSION II: “U.S. Strategy Toward Russia”

Chair: Rowly Brucken
Panelists: Lyle Goldstein, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Mary Manjikan, Lasha Tchantouridzé




SUMMIT CONTACT
Yangmo Ku, Executive Director
Associate Professor, Political Science, Norwich University
Associate Director, John and Mary Frances Patton Peace & War Center



Keep the conversations flowing. Join The Norwich University Peace & War Center on Facebook.

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