Issues in National Security Lecture 4: "Lincoln and His Admirals"

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Feb. 25, 2020
4:30 p.m.
Pringle Auditorium, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

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This event is for spouses, partners and significant others of military/civilian employees assigned to the U.S. Naval War College, Naval Station Newport and its tenant activities, NWC Foundation members and local-area retirees or active/reserve personnel.

About This Lecture

American historians, as well as the general public, have consistently ranked Abraham Lincoln as America's best president. This lecture will use the prism of Lincoln's relations with, and management of, the U.S. Navy during the Civil War to assess the particular characteristics of his leadership style that made him so effective.

Craig L. Symonds is the Ernest J. King Distinguished Professor of Maritime History at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) and Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he taught for thirty years and served as a department chair. He is the author or editor of twenty-nine books, including “The Battle of Midway,” “Operation Neptune” and “World War II at Sea: A Global History,” all published by Oxford University Press. He is a recipient of the Roosevelt Prize, the Lincoln Prize, the Morison Prize and the Dudley W. Knox Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

About the Lecture Series

The Issues in National Security (INS) lectures are specifically designed to offer scholarly lectures to the spouses, partners and significant others of military and civilian employees assigned to NWC, Naval Station Newport and its tenant activities, NWC Foundation members and local-area retirees or active/reserve personnel. Participation is voluntary and neither reading assignments nor written requirements will apply.

The INS lectures will be held on the campus of NWC in Pringle Auditorium on select Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. There will be a total of ten lectures offered during the period starting in January through May.

These academic lectures are being offered to the participants, however no formal academic credit will be awarded. Participants who attend at least 70% of the lectures will be presented with a certificate that documents their completion of the NWC INS Lecture Series.

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There is no requirement to sign up or RSVP for the lecture series. For general questions about the series, contact Professor John E. Jackson at jacksonj@usnwc.edu.

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