SBS: June 27
Today, US Army officers participating in the McConnell Center’s Strategic Broadening Seminar will wrap up the four-week intensive program by considering the defense structure and civilian military affairs in the 21st century. Officers will hear from Brig. Gen. Rob Givens (USAF, ret.) and a representative from the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Additionally, UofL political science professor Mike Fowler, JD, will deliver a lecture on Guatemala’s transition from civil war to peace.
Officers will conclude the day with a graduation ceremony and dinner, including closing remarks by Gary Gregg, PhD, director of the McConnell Center and lead faculty for SBS.
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.