Norwich Appoints Historian, Author and Expert on Theodore Roosevelt as New Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

Screen shot of Edward Kohn and Jon Stewart on the Daily Show set
NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 24, 2017

Norwich University has named Edward P. Kohn, Ph.D., a longtime educator, historian, author and expert on Theodore Roosevelt, as dean of the College of Liberal Arts, beginning July 15, 2017.

A native of Chicago, Kohn graduated from Harvard University in 1990; received his Master of Arts in History from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand; and earned his Ph.D. in History from McGill University in 2000. He comes to Norwich from Bilkent University, located in Ankara, Turkey, where he has served as chair of the Department of American Culture and Literature for the past eight years.

Kohn’s research has focused on the 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt, which has resulted in three books and several articles and book chapters. His first two books attracted significant media attention with reviews in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times Book Review. He was interviewed by the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, and on National Public Radio’s Fresh Air about his first book, Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt (Basic Books, 2010), which chronicled the worst heat wave disaster in American history.

At Norwich, Kohn will lead the College of Liberal Arts, which comprises the departments of English & Communications, History & Political Science, Modern Languages, Psychology & Education, and the School of Justice Studies & Sociology. Kohn will oversee academic planning and implementation, supervision of department chairs/school director and center directors, faculty development, program planning (residential and online), learning outcomes assessment, curriculum mapping for internationalization, and advocating for the College’s programs in recruitment and enrollment. He will also act as liaison to campus units, promoting interdisciplinary teaching and research, maintaining academic standards, promoting experiential learning (including internships and study abroad), and participating in fundraising.

“I am very pleased that Dr. Edward Kohn has agreed to be Norwich’s dean of the College of Liberal Arts. He is an excellent administrator and scholar and a perfect fit for Norwich. With his background, I expect internationalization to be a focus,” said Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Joseph Byrne.

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Welcomes Expert in Soviet Union and Cybersecurity as Fulbright Scholar in Peace and War Studies

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

February 27, 2017

Norwich University welcomes Pierre Jolicoeur, PhD, as a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in the Peace and War Center this semester. 

The program between Fulbright Canada and Norwich University establishes a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Peace and War Studies at Norwich University annually to focus on research pertaining to military and diplomatic affairs. Norwich funding for this program comes from a generous gift from Norwich Trustee J. Fred Weintz Jr. ’47.

Jolicoeur received his PhD in political science at Université du Québec à Montréal in 2006, after completing his first two degrees at Laval University. A specialist of the former Soviet Union and South Eastern Europe, Jolicoeur’s research focuses on secessionist movements, foreign policy, and cybersecurity.

In the past three years, Jolicoeur’s research has focused on strategic communications, digital diplomacy and information operations, where he analyzes the impact of social media on the military operating environmentHe is specifically looking at how state and non-state actors use social media as strategic tools to promote their goals. His work has produced recommendations taken up by the Canadian government and distributed to NATO allies.

At Norwich, Jolicoeur’s research covers a new angle of the use (or misuse) of social media: the radicalization of Canadian and American individuals to extremist ideas (far right, far left, and religious movements) and the role of social media in that process.

Associate Professor since 2011, Jolicoeur has been director of the Department of Political science of the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) since 2012. In 2015, he was cross-appointed with Queen’s University, where he is affiliated with the Department of Policy Studies.

At RMCC, he teaches international relations and comparative politics. He is author or co-author of 2 books, 10 articles in peer review journals and 24 chapters in university press. His publications, both in French and English, appear in Études Internationales, Journal of Borderland Studies, Canadian Journal of Foreign Policy, and Connections.

He also has contributed to the public debate, notably by publishing 29 articles in the Point de mire series, which he edited between 2000 and 2006, 20 op-eds (Le Devoir, La Presse, Whig Standard) and numerous interviews. He has been the RMCC representative to the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences since 2011.

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich Receives $20K from Olmsted Foundation to Send Students to Israel and Region to Study Conflict

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 21, 2017

Norwich University has received $20,000 from the Olmsted Foundation to send 10 students along with Peace and War Center Director Professor Travis Morris to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa, for two weeks in May for cultural immersion and to study the conflict there firsthand.

The trip is organized and planned by the students, who are all cadets on track to commission into the U.S. military. The Olmsted Foundation provides opportunities for U.S. military officers to travel for cultural immersion to enhance the American military. This program falls under the Olmsted Foundation’s undergraduate program, which is described as this: “These trips, typically 1-3 weeks in length, take place in a non-English speaking country with exposure to a national perspective and a focus on the role of US policy in that region.”

The Norwich students constructed this trip in order to seek to understand the perspectives of the Palestinian, Israeli, and international parties to the longstanding conflict in the region. Among the cultural immersion, students seek to learn firsthand how the conflict has evolved over time; what connects and divides those involved in the conflict; how those involved define and value the issues at stake. This is a student-organized study, and will result in a guide for military universities to prepare mixed groups (men and women, military and civilian, younger and older) to conduct similar professionally relevant field studies in the future.

The 10 students range in age from 19-21 and come from a wide range of academic majors including: business management; neuroscience; civil engineering, along with humanities such as criminal justice, international relations and studies in war and peace. The group represents all four service branches of the Department of Defense: Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines.

The Olmsted Foundation provides financial support to the three Service Academies and four of the Senior Military Colleges for these short-term immersion trips, which often provide the undergraduates with their first exposure to a foreign culture.

Since 1959, the Olmsted Foundation’s Scholar Program has challenged young military officers to learn a foreign language and pursue graduate studies in that language at a foreign university. The Olmsted Foundation was created through an endowment from Gen. George Olmsted, an Army major general who served with distinction in World War II and went on to become a philanthropist and a successful businessman in the insurance and banking industries.

This is the thirteenth year Norwich has received such a grant from the Olmsted Foundation. Since 2005, approximately 50 students have benefitted from this grant and have travelled to: Tanzania, Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Croatia, Senegal, El Salvador, Chile, Turkey and Georgia.

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich’s Peace and War Center Presents “An Introduction to Bhutan: Politics, Ethnic Cleansing, Gross National Happiness and Uncertain Futures of Minorities & Evicted Bhutanese”

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Feb. 22, 2017

The Peace and War Center at Norwich University presents Suraj Budathoki for a talk entitled, “An Introduction to Bhutan: Politics, Ethnic Cleansing, Gross National Happiness and Uncertain Futures of Minorities & Evicted Bhutanese.”

This event is free and open to the public and will be held on Friday, March 3, from 11:30-12:30 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library Todd Multipurpose Room.

Budathoki was expelled from Bhutan with his family at age nine when that country’s government engaged in a campaign of ethnic cleansing. He went to schools in a refugee camp in Nepal and crushed rocks with a hammer to make money for his family. Budathoki came to Manchester, N.H., in 2009 at age 28 as part of the United States refugee resettlement program and immediately found entry-level employment. Only five years later he was able to purchase a home for himself, his wife, and young daughter, and son and obtained a bachelor’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University. He is currently a student in Norwich University’s online Master of Arts in International Relations program.

Budathoki is a founding member of the non-profit Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire. His work aims to involve the U.S. Congress to aid family reunification, promotion and protection of human rights in Bhutan, and repatriation of refugees from refugee camps, to resolve these problems and build sustainable peace in Bhutan.

This is background for Budathoki’s talk:

Although it is known as the land of happiness, Bhutan has issues that have made it difficult for the Lhotshampa population to live in Bhutan. More than 20 percent of Bhutan’s population was driven out of their homes in the early 1990s when Bhutan considered implementing its ‘one nation, one people’ policy, changing the existing citizenship act twice, followed by a census in 1985.

After living in refugee camps in Nepal for over two decades, more than 95,000 Bhutanese found a new reason to live in this great nation. But Bhutan continues to enjoy foreign aid and continue to suppress the minority population. 

Currently there are more than 10,000 refugees living in camps in Nepal waiting to go back to their home. Bhutan’s authoritarian king continues to suppress its people, while receiving foreign aid in the name of Gross National Happiness. At the heart of GNH, human rights abuses are rampant, families are separated, and citizenship rights are denied to its people.

There will be discussion as time permits.

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich’s Peace and War Center Presents “An Israeli Diplomat in Arab Countries: A Conversation with Ambassador Haim Koren”

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Feb. 17, 2017

The Peace and War Center at Norwich University presents former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Haim Koren for a talk entitled, “An Israeli Diplomat in Arab Countries: A Conversation with Ambassador Haim Koren.”

This event, which includes a Q&A, is free and open to the public and will be held on Monday, Feb. 27, from 4-5 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library Multipurpose Room.

Haim Koren (Klein) was the Israeli ambassador to Egypt from 2014 to 2016. He previously served as the Israeli ambassador to South Sudan and as the director of the Middle East Division, Center of Political Research in Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During his tenure with the Ministry, his positions have included serving as director of the Political Planning Division, deputy spokesman of the Press Division, and as consul for Press and Information. He has also served in various other diplomatic capacities in Chicago, USA; Alexandria, Egypt; and Kathmandu, Nepal.

Koren earned his Ph.D. from the University of Bergen. He is an expert in the Arab world, including the Arabic language, media, and extremism. Since 2011, he has been a member of advisory board of The Slovenian Institute of Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES), and since 2016, a member on the board of Ezri Center for Research of Iran and the Persian Gulf-Haifa University. From 1992-1994, he was a member of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Chicago. From 2008 to 2011, he was an instructor at the National Defense College of Israel. He has given lectures and seminars on Arabism and Islam; the Ideology of Radical Islam; the Global Dimension of the Foreign Policy in Israel; and a New Framework for Thinking on the Middle East.

Koren has published dozens of articles in his area of expertise. His forthcoming piece (Dayan Center-Tel Aviv University, 2017) is on “Quo Vadis Sudan? Between Horn of Africa and the ‘Arab Shaking’” Fabric.”

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich’s Peace and War Center Presents Author of Book on Ethical Interrogations Paul Topalian

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Feb. 9, 2017

Norwich University’s Peace and War Center in conjunction with the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies presents Paul Topalian, author of “Tradecraft Primer: A Framework for Aspiring Interrogators,” for a talk on ethical interrogation methods to be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library Multipurpose Room. The talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

This event is free and open to the public.

Topalian possesses over 30 years experience as an intelligence professional with nearly 20 years in the Asia-Pacific region. He brings with him considerable firsthand multi-agency experience having served throughout the Intelligence Community, to include tours with the Department of Justice. A former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, his senior assignments led him to serve as: Staff Officer within the Director of Central Intelligence Representative’s Office in support of the Pacific Command; Deputy Director for Operations at the Joint Intelligence Center- Pacific;  Chief of the Operations Staff for the National Security Agency in Korea; Senior Intelligence Officer in the Department of Justice’s Office of the U.S. Attorney Hawaii; and as a member to the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force in Hawaii.  His journey led him overseas to live in Germany, Italy, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, and Hong Kong.

Topalian is a 1971 graduate of Norwich University. His graduate degrees include a MA from the U.S. Naval War College and a MS from Salve Regina University.  He is a proud recipient of the national-level Exceptional Intelligence Collector Award under the annual HUMINT (human intelligence) awards program and the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation. He is the author of the 2016 book, “Tradecraft Primer: A Framework for Aspiring Interrogators.” In it, Topalian advances an ethics-based standard for interrogation tradecraft guided by our nation’s values and two underlying principles: Do No Harm – Respect Human Rights.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 198 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

9 Objects: The Office of Amy Woodbury Tease

Photo of Amy Woodbury Tease setting at her office desk in the NU English Dept.
Norwich University Office of Communications

February 3, 2016

A specialist in modern British literature with a PhD from Tufts, Assistant Professor of English Amy Woodbury Tease has a soft spot for junk television and a fascination with surveillance culture. This year her courses include two new classes, “Art in the Age of Surveillance” and “Paranoid States,” which examine contemporary surveillance society, conspiracy, terrorism, and anarchy through the lens of art. Required reading/watching ranges from Joseph Conrad’s novel The Secret Agent to the Brazilian TV series 3%. Woodbury Tease also directs the Undergraduate Research Program at Norwich and is currently writing a book about surveillance society and culture. She shares the backstory of nine items found in her Webb Hall office:

Virginia Woolf pillow1. Assorted Virginia Woolf-abalia. Woodbury Tease wrote her undergraduate senior thesis on the 20th-century English author, sparking years of Woolf-themed gifts from friends and family. Today, her collection includes a finger puppet/magnet, a poster, assorted dolls, and a “creepy” pillow.

2. Nerd-Affirming Thermos. Swag from the 2014 Norwich University Undergraduate Research Symposium. Tease launched the symposium, known today as “From Students to Scholars,” to inspire early-career students to undertake ambitious, independent research with faculty mentors. “Undergraduate research is important to every student. But specifically students at Norwich, I think, because they are such active learners.”

Photo of Muriel Spark novel and framed picture of Amy Woodbury Tease and student Hannah Bell with Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy3. Muriel Spark’s The Girls of Slender Means. A gift from recent graduate and standout research mentee Hannah Bell ’16, who was the first Norwich student to present findings at the annual Posters on the Hill conference in Washington, D.C. “[Hannah] put it in the mail with a little note that said, ‘I was at a used bookstore unwinding, and I saw this book. It was the first book that I read in your class, and I couldn’t resist sending it.’”

Photo of Mark Rothko print with two children's drawings below4. Mark Rothko Print. A holdover from Woodbury Tease’s days as a graduate student. “It just brings light into the room. Underneath it, I have paintings that my son, who is now 3, did that I thought were Rothkoesque.”

Photo of tiny French mailbox5. Tiny Post Box Replica. Purchased at a vintage store, it’s a nod to French philosopher Jacques Derrida, author of The Postcard, among other works. “He does a lot with language and the ways in which language kind of circles around itself and there is no kind of outside to language. Some people find his work maddening, other people [like me] find it incredibly engrossing.”

Photo of cards and postcards tucked into fabric and ribbon holder6. Note cards. “I love sending cards to friends.” During finals, Woodbury Tease will steal a moment or two to write friends, family, and “sometimes colleagues who I think need a dose of humor.”

7. Squashy Armchair. In the morning, Woodbury Tease likes to relax with a cup of coffee and re-read text that she’ll discuss with students later that day. “That chair is really old, from an apartment I had in Queens before I got my PhD. It’s colorful, so it brings a little bit of brightness into the office.”

Photo of two children's books, "She Loved Baseball" and "Alice in Wonderland"8. Children’s books. Before starting her PhD program, Woodbury Tease spent three years working in New York as an editorial assistant in the children’s book division of Harper Collins. “I was actually really lucky, because my editor traveled a lot. So she gave me more responsibility.” A highlight was working with artists and seeing their original work.

9. Vintage Telephone, Circa 1930. The working phone was a gift from a grad school friend on the eve of Woodbury Tease’s English PhD defense. Her dissertation explored technology, technical snafus, Modernism, and machines. “I had several chapters that dealt with the telephone and phone calls,” she laughs. “So for a while I was known as ‘the call girl.’”

Photo of Amy Woodbury Tease standing at office door

 

Text and photographs by Sean Markey

Norwich Writers Series Continues With Environmental Author Jonathan Mingle

Photo of Jonathan Mingle taken outside against a forested backdrop
NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Oct. 10, 2016

Norwich University’s 2016-17 Writers Series continues with environmental author Jonathan Mingle on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library Multipurpose Room.

Free and open to the public, Mingle will read from his book and answer questions about environmental writing, climate issues, and black carbon.

Mingle graduated from the Energy and Resources Group at University of California, Berkeley; is a former Middlebury Fellow in Environmental Journalism and a recipient of the American Alpine Club’s Zack Martin Breaking Barriers Award.

He is the author of Fire and Ice: Soot, Solidarity, and Survival on the Roof of the World, a nonfiction narrative about black carbon pollution, its health and climate impacts around the world, and solutions for cleaning it up. His writing on the environment, climate, and development has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, The Boston Globe, and many other places.

Free and open to the public, this event is hosted by The David Crawford School of Engineering, the department of Environmental Science, the Peace and War Center and the Writers Series. Norwich Writers Series is produced by the College of Liberal Arts Department of English and Communications.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

The Peace and War Center at Norwich University presents expert on drug cartels

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Oct. 4, 2016

The Peace and War Center at Norwich University presents “Hangin’ and Bangin’: Drug Cartels and Gangs in Mexico and Central America,” a presentation by author and Army War College Professor Paul Kan on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 12:15 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library South Instruction Room.

This event, which is part of a yearlong series to bring leaders from all sectors to campus in recognition of Norwich’s Year of Leadership, is free and open to the public.

Kan is professor of National Security Studies at the U.S. Army War College.  He is the author of the books, “Drug Trafficking and International Security,” “Drugs and Contemporary Warfare” and “Cartels at War.”  He is also the author of numerous articles on the intersection of drug trafficking, crime and modern forms of armed conflict including: “Anonymous vs. Los Zetas: Cyberwar in the Underworld”; “Drugging Babylon:  The Illegal Narcotics Trade And Nation-Building in Iraq”; “’Lawyers, Guns and Money’:  Transnational Threats and U.S. National Security” and “Criminal Sovereignty: Understanding North Korea’s Illicit International Activities”. In February 2011, he served as the Senior Visiting Counternarcotics Adviser at NATO Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, and he has provided advice to the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy (also known as the Drug Czar’s office). He has also briefed the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office on drug cartel activity in the state.

Norwich University’s Peace and War Center advances scholarship and deliberation on warfare and its mitigation, processes, and conditions of peace. The Center’s work emphasizes research and discussion on the precipitating factors and preconditions of war and peace. In order to understand the cycles of war and peace, it is critical to examine the role of culture and language, analyze the ideological roots of turmoil, and stability, and the evolving role of technology. The Center is designed to be a multi and interdisciplinary mix of international scholars and practitioners.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

The Peace and War Center at Norwich University presents former Austrian Ambassador Wendelin Ettmayer

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Sept. 30, 2016

The Peace and War Center at Norwich University presents “Is it still possible to win wars? The revolution in non-military affairs,” a presentation by former Austrian Ambassador Wendelin Ettmayer, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at noon in the Kreitzberg Library Multipurpose Room.

This event, which is part of a yearlong series to bring leaders from all sectors to campus in recognition of Norwich’s Year of Leadership, is free and open to the public.

Ettmayer is the former Austrian Ambassador to Finland (1994-2000), Canada (2000-2003), and the Council of Europe (2005-2008). He was a member of the Austrian National Parliament for 16 years and the former head of the Department for Bilateral and Multilateral Economic Relations in the Austrian Foreign Ministry. He has a doctorate in law from the University of Vienna and is the author of several books.

Norwich University’s Peace and War Center advances scholarship and deliberation on warfare and its mitigation, processes, and conditions of peace. The Center’s work emphasizes research and discussion on the precipitating factors and preconditions of war and peace. In order to understand the cycles of war and peace, it is critical to examine the role of culture and language, analyze the ideological roots of turmoil, and stability, and the evolving role of technology. The Center is designed to be a multi and interdisciplinary mix of international scholars and practitioners.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu