Simons Center News & Announcements


‘Hands, Head, and Heart’ vital to effective leadership



‘Hands, Head, and Heart’ vital to effective leadership
Dr. Ted Thomas, the director of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College’s (CGSC) Department of Command and Leadership, led the tenth and final presentation for academic year 2018 of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series on June 6. Dr. Thomas, discussed how leading in an interagency-dominated contemporary environment requires… Read More

K-State professor guest lectures at CGSC



K-State professor guest lectures at CGSC
Dr. David A. Graff, professor of history at Kansas State University, recently guest lectured at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). On May 31, Dr. Graff spoke on Chinese military history at an elective course in the Department of Military History. According to Department of Military History… Read More

‘Armageddon, Arabia, and the Modern Middle East’ presented May 9



‘Armageddon, Arabia, and the Modern Middle East’ presented May 9
On May 9, 2018, Brian L. Steed, a retired lieutenant colonel, former faculty member of CGSC’s Department of Military History and and U.S. Army Middle East Foreign Area Officer, presented “Armageddon, Arabia, and the Modern Middle East,” at the Stove Factory Ballroom in downtown Leavenworth, Kansas. Steed’s lecture was the… Read More

Space domain topic of InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture



Space domain topic of InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture
Mr. Thomas A. Gray, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Liaison to the Combined Arms Center and Army University, spoke at the latest InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture at U.S. Army Command and General Staff College on May 8. His presentation was entitled “The Domain of Space and National Security.”… Read More

Special Report: The Ethics of Future Warfare



Special Report: The Ethics of Future Warfare
About this Report: Beginning in 2009, the Command and General Staff College Foundation has partnered each year with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College to host an annual ethics symposium at Fort Leavenworth. These annual symposia provide an opportunity for academics and practitioners to come together to discuss… Read More

Amb. McCarthy hosts “The General and the Ambassador” podcasts



Amb. McCarthy hosts “The General and the Ambassador” podcasts
Retired Ambassador Deborah McCarthy, the 2018 DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), is the host of a podcast series that promotes interagency cooperation. The podcast series titled “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” is produced by the American Academy of… Read More

State Surgeon of Kansas presents on modern epidemics



State Surgeon of Kansas presents on modern epidemics
Dr. Lee A. Norman, the State Surgeon of Kansas, presented a lecture entitled “Modern Epidemics: Why they occur and why we should worry!” on Monday, April 23 in the Arnold Conference Room in the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. Dr. Norman spoke about public health issues the world… Read More

Ambassador McCarthy returns as DACOR Visiting Professor



Ambassador McCarthy returns as DACOR Visiting Professor
Retired Ambassador Deborah McCarthy returned for a second visit to Fort Leavenworth in April, again serving as the DACOR visiting professor of diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Class of 2018. McCarthy, who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania from 2013 to 2016, visited… Read More

Career Minister Gottlieb joins Distinguished Speaker Series



Career Minister Gottlieb joins Distinguished Speaker Series
Retired Career Minister Gregory Gottlieb, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), recently visited Fort Leavenworth as part of the Simons Center’s Distinguished Speakers Series. Gottlieb is the Director of the Feinstein International Center of Tufts University, and also holds the endowed position as the Irwin H. Rosenberg Professor in Nutrition… Read More

Amb. Moon returns to Fort Leavenworth



Amb. Moon returns to Fort Leavenworth
Retired Ambassador Patrick S. Moon returned to the Fort Leavenworth area in early April of this year, where he again took part in the Simons Center’s Distinguished Speakers Series. Ambassador Moon, who served as the the U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2010 to 2013, visited Fort Leavenworth April… Read More