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UND to host U.S Army War College discussion on national security March 19

Posted on 3/6/2012

A University of North Dakota campus and community discussion national security issues, featuring senior military officers from the U.S. Army War College, is being held at 7 p.m., Monday, March 19, in Clifford Hall room 210.

UND is one of only a few universities in the country chosen for the U.S. Army War College Eisenhower National Security Lecture Series. The visit is being hosted by the UND Center for Community Engagement, in cooperation with several UND and community programs and military committees.

The officers, U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Curtis Mason, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael S. Matis, U.S. Air Force Col. David Morrissey, and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Brian Scott, will comprise the Army War College delegation. In addition to the public event, the team will make presentations to classes in the UND History and Political Science departments, and visit with UND Army Reserve Officer Training Corps members and Peace Studies faculty and students.

Each year, a select group of senior officers attending the U.S. Army War College participate in the Eisenhower Series. The program is part of the College's communication and outreach program designed to encourage dialogue on national security and other public policy issues between its students and the public.

Though the members will address government policies, the views they express are their own, based on personal experience, research, academic study and reflection, according to Dr. Larry Miller, one of the Eisenhower Series advisers, who will accompany the officers. Panel members are prepared to discuss national public policy and current social issues and their impact on the U.S. Armed Forces.

UND was recently named one of the "Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities" by Military Advanced Education (MAE) magazine for the second consecutive year. In its fifth Annual Guide, MAE honored UND as one of the fewer than 300 schools which specifically caters to the military community.

For more information on this event, contact Muriel Kingery, events & communication specialist, UND Center for Community Engagement, 701.777.2706 | muriel.kingery@email.und.edu


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