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
(In-Person with Remote Options)
See the schedule below for session recordings.
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.
(U.S. Eastern Time)
Monday, March 21, 2022
9 – 10 a.m. | Mack Hall Auditorium
Vermont Governor Phil Scott
Norwich University President Mark C. Anarumo
Giorgi Tsikolia: Charge d’affaires, Georgian Embassy to the U.S.
John W. Weidner: Brigadier General, U.S. Strategic Command
Click to Replay the Welcome Remarks and Keynote Address
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Mack Hall Auditorium
WORKSHOP SESSION I
Moderator: Travis Morris
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
Click to Replay Workshop Session I
1 – 2:15 p.m. | Mack Hall Auditorium
WORKSHOP SESSION II
Moderator: Daniel Morris
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
Click to Replay Workshop Session II
2:45 – 4 p.m. | Mack Hall Auditorium
WORKSHOP SESSION III
Moderator: Huw Read
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
Click to Replay Workshop Session III
4:15 – 5:30 p.m. | Mack Hall Auditorium
WORKSHOP SESSION IV
Moderator: Steven Sodergren
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
Click to Replay Workshop Session IV
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
Click to Replay Panel Discussion I
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
Click to Replay Panel Discussion II
Yangmo Ku, Executive Director
Associate Professor, Political Science, Norwich University
Associate Director, John and Mary Frances Patton Peace & War Center
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