SBS: June 19

(June 19, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Officers will participate in a negotiation simulation and discuss Russia and Southeast Asia.
SBS: June 19

Today, US Army officers participating in the McConnell Center’s Strategic Broadening Seminar will participate in a ‘Sally Soprano’ negotiation simulation led by UofL political science professor Mike Fowler, JD.  The simulation is designed to review methods of negotiating complex disputes, including mutual gains, problem-solving and principled methods.

Officers will also consider Russia’s security and energy with Charles E. Ziegler, PhD, a political science professor and Distinguished University Scholar at UofL.  Jason Abbot, PhD, director of UofL’s Center for Asian Democracy, will lead a discussion on the future of Southeast Asian politics and culture.

Hosted by the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, the Strategic Broadening Seminar is a four-week intensive program intended to enhance the strategic thinking and leadership potential of some of the nation’s rising young military leaders. Drawing on the expertise of top UofL faculty and guest speakers from around the nation, 31 military officers will consider major questions in philosophy, ethics and constitutionalism, as well as recent developments within the Pacific Asia region. UofL is one of only two universities invited to direct such a strategic broadening seminar for the US Army in 2014.