Simons Center News & Announcements


USAID the topic of InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture



USAID the topic of InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture
Last week, Mr. Patrick J. Wesner, the Command and General Staff College Distinguished Chair for Development Studies, spoke about history and mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Three special guests were in the audience during Wesner’s presentation on USAID – Ambassador (Ret.) David Lambertson, Ambassador (Ret.) Laura… Read More

Simons Center Progress Report 2016



Simons Center Progress Report 2016
The Simons Center has released their 2016 annual report. The report details the Simons Center’s efforts in 2016, including the new InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series and their support of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. The 2016 report and all previous reports can be found here.… Read More

Gary Sinise awarded AUSA’s highest honor



Gary Sinise awarded AUSA’s highest honor
On March 15, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) announced that actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise had been selected as the 2017 recipient of the George Catlett Marshall Medal for his commitment to the men and women of our nation’s armed forces. Sinise will receive the award, AUSA’s… Read More

Sixth InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture focuses on intelligence



Sixth InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture focuses on intelligence
Yesterday, Mr. Gustav A. Otto presented on the subject of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at the latest InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture. The DIA is one of our nation’s least understood intelligence organizations, and is the premier all-source military intelligence organization, providing authoritative assessments of foreign military intentions and capabilities. Otto,… Read More

Simons Center hosts fifth InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture



Simons Center hosts fifth InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture
Yesterday, Mr. Ralph Erwin,  Senior Geospatial Intelligence Officer and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency liaison to CGSC, briefed students, staff, and faculty at the U.S. Command and General Staff College on the actions and missions of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Erwin reviewed how NGA serves as both a combat support… Read More

Video of Federal Executive Board “Brown-Bag” available



Video of Federal Executive Board “Brown-Bag” available
Video of the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation’s fourth lecture in the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is now available. Mr. Larry A. Hisle, Executive Director of the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board (FEB), presented a lecture on “The Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board” on December 13, 2016. The… Read More

Ambassador Kennedy visits Fort Leavenworth



Ambassador Kennedy visits Fort Leavenworth
Ambassador (Ret.) Laura Kennedy who previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs among many other positions over a nearly 40 year diplomatic career, visited Fort Leavenworth Dec. 1-2 as the DACOR visiting professor of diplomacy for the CGSC Class of 2017. Ambassador Kennedy… Read More

Hisle presents on Federal Executive Board



Hisle presents on Federal Executive Board
The fourth lecture in the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series was co-hosted by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School and the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation on Dec. 13 in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. Mr. Larry A. Hisle, Executive Director… Read More