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April 2018

MWI Speaker Series: Lt. Gen. Austin “Scott” Miller, commander of JSOC

April 16 @ 12:50 pm - 1:45 pm
Washington Hall 5006

Lt. Gen. Austin "Scott" Miller is the current commander of the Joint Special Operations Command. Lt. Gen. Miller has commanded at every rank from captain to lieutenant general, to include combat tours in Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq, as well as support for contingency operations in Bosnia and Latin America. Prior to assuming command of JSOC, Lt. Gen. Miller serves as the commander of the United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence. In this MWI Speaker Series event, he will be…

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MWI Speaker Series: Dr. Charles Morgan — “The Scientific Revolution on the Battlefield”

April 17 @ 12:50 pm - 1:45 pm
Bartlett Hall 454

Over the course of twenty years at Yale University and the Neurobiological Studies Unit of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dr. Morgan's neurobiological and forensic research has established him as an international expert in post-traumatic stress disorder, eyewitness memory, and human performance under conditions of high stress. Dr. Morgan is a subject matter expert in the selection and assessment of US military special operations and special mission units. His work has provided insight into the psycho-neurobiology of resilience…

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MWI Speaker Series: Gen. (ret) Bob Kehler — Deterrence, Nuclear Risks, and Strategy to Deal with North Korea

April 23 @ 12:50 pm - 1:45 pm
Washington Hall 5300

Retired Gen. C. Robert Kehler is a thirty-nine-year veteran of the United States Air Force, having culminated his career as the commander of US Strategic Command, where he provided the president and secretary of defense with a broad range of strategic capabilities and options for the joint warfighter through several diverse mission areas, including combating weapons of mass destruction, integrated missile defense, ISR, and global strike. Gen. Kehler will discuss his thoughts on what the best strategy for dealing with…

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Military Innovation in War: It Takes a Learning Organization — Dr. Richard H. Shultz, Jr.

April 25 @ 12:50 pm - 1:45 pm
Washington Hall 5006

Dr. Richard H. Shultz, Jr. is a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School, Tufts University and the Director of the Fletcher School’s International Security Studies Program. At Fletcher, he teaches graduate-level courses in various aspects of international security affairs, internal/transnational conflict, war studies, and intelligence and armed groups. Professor Shultz will discuss how Task Force 714 transformed in the midst of the war in Iraq to dismantle al-Qaeda’s clandestine network despite what organizational experts identify as barriers that…

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May 2018

MWI Speaker Series: Discussing “Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women”

May 1 @ 12:50 pm - 1:45 pm
Ike Hall Auditorium

The panel will discuss the importance of mentoring within the profession of arms. Panelists will discuss the research and evidence brought forth in Dr. W. Brad Johnson and Dr. David Smith’s 2016 book Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women. Published in September 2016, the book explores evidence that demonstrates that women face more barriers in securing mentorship than men, and when they do find a mentor they may reap a narrower range of both career and psychological…

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