University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

U.S. Army War College will discuss national security March 19

A campus and community discussion on issues of national security featuring senior military officers from the U.S. Army War College is being held Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in  210 Clifford Hall.

UND is one of a few universities in the country to be a 2012 host to the U.S. Army War College Eisenhower National Security Lecture Series. The visit is being hosted by the Center for Community in cooperation with several UND and community programs and military committees.

The officers, Lt. Col. Curtis Mason (U.S. Marine Corps), Cmdr. Michael S. Matis (U.S. Navy), Col. David Morrissey (U.S. Air Force), and Lt. Col. Brian Scott (U.S. Army), will discuss national security topics at the 7 p.m. presentation. In addition to the public event, the team will make presentations to classes in the history and political science departments, and visit with Army ROTC members and peace studies faculty and students.

Each year a select group of senior officers attending the U.S. Army War College participate in the Eisenhower Series. The program is part of the College’s communication and outreach program designed to encourage dialogue on national security and other public policy issues between its students and the public.

Though the members will address government policies, the views they express are their own, based on personal experience, research, academic study, and reflection, according to Dr. Larry Miller, one of the Eisenhower Series advisors, who will accompany the officers. Panel members are prepared to discuss national public policy and current social issues and their impact on the U.S. Armed Forces

UND was recently named one of the “Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities” by Military Advanced Education (MAE) magazine for the second consecutive year. In its fifth Annual Guide, MAE honored UND as one of fewer than 300 schools which specifically cater to the military community.

-- Lana Rakow, Director, Center for Community Engagement