April 10, 2006

HARRISONBURG—The Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University and the United States Army War College will sponsor a panel discussion on War and Peace in the 21 st Century: Experiences, Prospects, and Implications for the United States of America. The event, open to the public, will take place at the JMU’s campus on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in HHS 2301.

Speaking at the program will be Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director of the Nelson Institute, and Colonel Michael W. Hoadley, USA, Director of National Security Legal Studies at the War College and Faculty Director of the Eisenhower Series College Program. Panelists will include:

Colonel Daniel L. Baggio, USA;

Ms. Carolyn (Teddy) Bryan, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID);

Colonel Joseph J. “J.J.” Frazier, USA;

Colonel Gregg E. Gross, USA;

Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. Jordan, USAF;

Lieutenant Colonel Philip J. Skuta, USMC;

Captain Daniel J. Smith, USN;

Lieutenant Colonel David R. Stilwell, USAF;

▪ and Colonel Paul J. Wood, USA.

“We are both honored and delighted to be able to work with the U.S. Army War College in bringing this program to JMU,” said Dr. Pham. “One of the missions of the Nelson Institute is to leverage the resources of the academic community to encourage dialogue about today’s vital global and national concerns, including maintaining and strengthening our national security. We could not ask for better partners in dialogue than panel that Colonel Hoadley will be leading to JMU: the panelists represent all four branches of the U.S. Armed Forces as well as a civilian executive agency. They represent voices of both experience and vision.”

In addition to the Tuesday evening program, members of the panel will guest lecture classes in JMU’s Justice Studies and Political Science Departments as well as the JMU ROTC Program.

For more than a century, the U.S. Army War College has prepared senior military officers and civilians for strategic-leadership responsibilities. The program at JMU is part of the Department of the Army’s 2006 Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Series. The series was established in 2002 by the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army as an academic outreach program of the War College to encourage dialogue between the military and academia on national security and other public policy issues.