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U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Program returns to Southeastern

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – The United States Army War College Eisenhower Series College Program will return to Southeastern Louisiana University for the second year in a row on Monday and Tuesday, April 4 and 5.  A team of experts from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps will hold a series of panel discussions on Afghanistan, China, nation building, and pre-emptive war.  
      “We are delighted to have this program back on campus,” said Dr. William B. Robison, head of the Department of History and Political Science. “Last year’s visit was one of the highlights of the spring semester.”
     “All of the panels were extremely informative, the presenters were engaging and entertaining, and the sessions were very well attended,” Robison added. “We expect more of the same this year, and we encourage everyone to join us for this wonderful opportunity to learn more about American military policy. We are grateful to the representatives of the Eisenhower Program for coming and to Judge Jimmy Kuhn for arranging their appearance again this year.”
     On April 4 panels will address “China” (9:30-11 a.m., Pottle Auditorium), “Pre-Emptive War and Just War Doctrine” (1:30-3 p.m., Pottle Auditorium), and “Should the United States Engage in Nation Building?” (reception 5:30 p.m., panel 6:30-8 p.m., Alumni Center). The final discussion is April 5 on “Afghanistan” (9:30-11 a.m., Fayard Hall, room 109). All sessions are free and open to the public.
     All sessions are free and open to the public.
     Panelists include Captain William G. Davis (U.S. Navy), the Director of National Security Studies and the Eisenhower Program at the U.S. Army War College; Lieutenant Colonel Shane B. Conrad (U.S. Marine Corps); Lieutenant Colonel Shawn A. Harris (U.S. Army National Guard, Michigan); Lieutenant Colonel Carl M. Jones (U.S. Air Force); Commander William Richardson (U.S. Navy); and Lieutenant Colonel David Rodriguez (U.S. Air Force).  
     The U.S. Army War College, located in Carlisle Barracks, Pa., represents the highest level of education offered by the military services. It is designed to equip carefully selected senior officers and civilians with the competencies required of strategic leaders of the United States Armed Forces. The original Army War College was established Nov. 27, 1901.
     Approximately 340 students, including senior officers from all branches of the Armed Forces, senior civilian representatives from a variety of U.S. Government agencies, and senior military officers from approximately 40 foreign countries, attend a 10-month graduate-level course of study. Army War College students examine national security issues and strategy development, regional affairs, current and future challenges for national defense and the responsibilities of senior-level command. Successful completion of all the requisite requirements established by the Army War College for granting a degree results in the awarding of the Master of Strategic Studies degree.
     Each year a few students at the U.S. Army War College participate in the Eisenhower Series College Program (ESCP) and travel outside Carlisle Barracks to engage in discussions with other students, academics, and the public about national security issues and the employment of military assets.     
     The Eisenhower Series College Program (ESCP) is the U.S. Army War College’s communication and outreach program designed to encourage dialogue on national security and other public policy issues between its students and the public. The program focuses its efforts on students and faculty at academic institutions, professional organizations, civic groups, business organizations, and local media. 

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