SBS: June 20
Today, US Army officers participating in the McConnell Center’s Strategic Broadening Seminar will consider India, Pakistan and the stability of Southeast Asia with Sumit Ganguly, PhD, director of the Center on American and Global Security and the holder of the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University. Officers will also discuss the nature of US-China military competition with Eric Shibuya, PhD, a professor of strategic studies at the Marine Corps University.
Later, UofL political science professor Mike Fowler, JD, will continue facilitating negotiation simulations on the Zalda and Kaotia crises among the officers.
Officers will also continue their exploration of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations with a discussion of Book X.
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.