July 1, 2016
The Norwich University Peace and WarCenter continues its "America's Tomorrow" podcast series on leadership. Peace and War Center Applied Research Fellow Prof. Sarwar Kashmeri interviews Nancy Lindborg, President of the United States Institute of Peace.
Norwich University hosted Ms. Lindborg, renownedhumanitarian and peacebuilder, on June 23, 2016. Ms. Lindborg presented a Todd Lecture Series talk on“Building Peace in a Fragile World.”
April 18, 2016
A conversation with Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster, Director, U.S.
Army Capabilities Integration Center & Deputy Commanding General,
Futures, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command comprises the fourth
podcast in the “America’s Tomorrow,” leadership series. LTG McMaster is
the very epitome of a leader. He is a highly acclaimed tactical and
strategic Army officer, scholar, historian, and communicator. In his
Peace and War Center interview he describes the skills that will be
necessary for military leadership in the future, when battles will be
fought against enemies that want to wantonly destroy with acts of
barbarity and terrorism and how to combat these enemies without sinking
to their level is part of the future of the U.S. Army, a future that
General McMaster is charged with defining in his present position. He
points to the high level of cross-cultural skills that will be required,
and especially, empathy for others. Listen to the Peace and War
Center’s interview with General McMaster.
April 11, 2016
Listen to an interview with U.S. Army Gen. (Ret.) Gordon R. Sullivan ’59, former Army Chief of Staff, chair of the Norwich University Board of Trustees, and president and CEO of the Association of the U.S. Army, as Sarwar A. Kashmeri asked “Are leaders born or can people learn to be leaders?” Sullivan strongly believes that leaders can be developed through skill training such as public speaking, active listening, and learning to collaborate with others, combined with education. Students should seek opportunities to lead by taking positions of responsibility, and enable learning so that others can develop their own skills. Norwich offers many opportunities for student leadership through athletics, academics, and student life. Sullivan says that Norwich nurtured him as an undergrad while allowing him to figure out who he was and what he wanted to do in life.