CGSC professor speaks on Russian threat to U.S. national security

As part of the Simons Center Distinguished Speaker Series, Professor Mark R. Wilcox, Associate Professor and LTG William Eldridge Odom Chair for Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Studies at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College presented a talk titled, “Meeting the Russian Challenge in a Competitive Security Environment: Whither America’s National Interests,” to a group of 35 business owners and executives on Friday, October 19th at the Polsinelli Law Firm Building in Kansas City on the Plaza.

Professor Wilcox discussed the threat Russia poses to four vital U.S. national security interests as laid out in the 2017 U. S. National Security Strategy. The group of Kansas City area business owners and executives meet quarterly at a breakfast event sponsored by Polsinelli, RUMBLE, and TRUSS to network and host speakers discussing issues of concern on business, the economy, and national security.

The CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation “Distinguished Speaker Series” is an extracurricular, educational lecture series that is intended to help enrich the CGSS curriculum. Topics covered in the lectures span the gamut of leadership and ethics, organizational effectiveness, collaboration, as well as current events and issues in business, government and the military. The presentations are scheduled as the availability of selected speakers permits.

If your group is interested in hosting a program of the Distinguished Speaker Series, please contact Colonel (retired) Rod Cox at

Learn more about the Distinguished Speakers Series here.

Professor Mark R. Wilcox presented “Meeting the Russian Challenge in a Competitive Security Environment: Whither America's National Interests" on October 19.

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