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2017 Naval History Conference - "Military and Politics: Proper Participation or Perilous Partisanship?"


The 2017 Naval History Conference took place in Alumni Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy on 5 October 2017. The conference will brought together academic experts and retired senior military officers to address the relationship between military and politics. Visit the links below to see recordings of the day's conversations.

Morning Keynote

ADM Michael G. Mullen, USN (Ret.)
former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (2007-2011)

Panel: Into the Political Arena: How Should Senior Officers Engage?

Moderator: Mr. Bob Woodward, Associate Editor, The Washington Post, and best-selling author
VADM Robert Harward, USN (Ret.), former Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command (2011-2013)
GEN Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), former Secretary of State (2001-2005) and former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-1993)
ADM Gary Roughead, USN (Ret.), former Chief of Naval Operations (2007-2011)

Luncheon Keynote

Senator John McCain (D-AZ) in a video interview with Mr. Bob Woodward for this conference.

Panel: Politicization of the Military: Where Do We Draw the Line?

Moderator: Dr. Brendan J. Doherty, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, U.S. Naval Academy
Dr. Richard Kohn, Professor Emeritus of History and Peace, War, and Defense, The Universit of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lt Gen Christopher Miller, USAF (Ret.), Helen & Arthur E. Johnson Chair for the Study of the Profession of Arms, U.S. Air Force Academy and former Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans & Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force
LtCol Amy McGrath, USMC (Ret.), Candidate for House of Representatives (D-KY) and former U.S. Marine Corps Officer (1997-2017)
Dr. Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution


 
 

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