Simons Center News & Announcements


Jaax speaks on ebola, biological warfare



Jaax speaks on ebola, biological warfare
Dr. Jerry Jaax, Colonel (Ret.), U.S. Army Veterinarian Corps, and former Kansas State University Associate Vice Provost for Research Compliance, visited Fort Leavenworth on 1 May as part of the Simons Center’s Interagency Speaker Series. Jaax is a world renowned expert in the field of pandemic infectious disease control, serving … Read More

Ambassador Moon visits Fort Leavenworth



Ambassador Moon visits Fort Leavenworth
Ambassador (Ret.) Patrick S. Moon, former U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, visited the Leavenworth area 26-28 April where he shared his expertise as part of the Simons Center’s Interagency Speaker Series program. Ambassador Moon met with… Read More

Dijkerman visits Fort Leavenworth



Dijkerman visits Fort Leavenworth
Career Minister Dr. Dirk Dijkerman recently visited Fort Leavenworth as part of a Simons Center special speakers program. Dijkerman is a retired U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Career Minister with a vast amount of experience in the agency, most notably serving as the Executive Coordinator for the U.S. Ebola… Read More

Ambassador Kennedy returns to Fort Leavenworth



Ambassador Kennedy returns to Fort Leavenworth
Ambassador (Ret.) Laura Kennedy 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 2017. Kennedy, who previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and… Read More

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