Naval War College Kicks off Lecture Series

John Maurer, a professor in U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) Strategy and Policy Department, speaks about America and the Great War to more than 100 spouses and significant others of NWC staff, faculty, and students.
John Maurer, a professor in U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) Strategy and Policy Department, speaks about America and the Great War to more than 100 spouses and significant others of NWC staff, faculty, and students. The lecture was the first of 10 scheduled lectures in a series titled, “Issues in National Security” held at NWC. The lecture series was started in 2017 in response to spouses and significant others who expressed an interest in getting a better understanding of the issues and topics being discussed at NWC. 180109-N- RX668-020 NEWPORT, R.I. (Jan. 9, 2018)

NEWPORT, R.I. – For the second year, U.S. Naval War College (NWC) is hosting a series of academic lectures designed for the spouses of staff, faculty, students and all other military spouses in the region wishing to attend.

The lecture series, titled "Issues in National Security," was developed in response to requests from spouses and will be held every other Tuesday, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in Spruance Auditorium on campus.

"Spouses wanted to get a better look at the issues and topics being taught at the school," said Army Col. Chris Kidd, NWC faculty member who is organizing the lectures. "This series is a great way for spouses to have a more active look at what Naval War College is all about."

This year’s series was kicked off on Jan. 9 with a lecture titled, “100 Years Ago: America and the Great War—Lessons for Today," by John Maurer, Strategy and Policy.

“Last night’s kickoff presentation of the lecture series was a tremendous success,” said Kidd. “Building on last year’s program, John Maurer provided an insightful look at World War I and the tough decisions made by our nation’s leaders to commit the nation to war. More than 100 people were in attendance and now have a better understanding of the complex national security topics taught every day at NWC by the school’s expert faculty.”

Spouses with ordinary base access can proceed directly to the quarterdeck in Conolly Hall at NWC and will be directed to the Spruance Auditorium. Parking will be available in the lot of McCarty-Little Hall which is directly east of Conolly Hall.

Spouses wishing to attend who do not have base access can get on base by contacting Kidd at chris.kidd@usnwc.edu at least two days prior to the lecture they want to see.

Attendees who come to nine or more lectures will presented with a certificate from NWC recognizing their participation.

The academic lectures will cover the following topics:

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