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WAYS OF WAR, WAYS OF PEACE: American and British Military Leadership Since 1812

A two-day conference considering aspects of military leadership from the War of 1812 to the present.

Presenters & Panelists

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About the Conference

The University of Alabama’s Department of History and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst’s (UK) Centre for Army Leadership are hosting a two-day conference that will consider varying aspects of military leadership from the War of 1812 to the present. Panelists will explore: leadership and command in the armed forces; what shapes the differing national leadership approaches taken by the US and British military; lesson learned from war and peace; and what endures through history in preparation for war and when warfighting.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Beth Bailey, Foundation Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies at the University of Kansas; and Maj. General Zac Stenning, OBE, Director of British Army Leadership and Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, will be featured keynote speakers.

Sponsored By

The University of Alabama Departments of History, American Studies, English, Gender & Race Studies; Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History; the Summersell Center for the Study of the South; McGriff Insurance Services; The Society for Military History; The University of Alabama Capstone International Center, Army ROTC, College of Arts & Sciences, Graduate School, Office of Academic Affairs; State-of-the-Art Research & Creativity Conference Grant Program, Office of Research and Economic Development, The University of Alabama Press, and an Event Sponsorship Grant from the Visit Tuscaloosa Tourism Enhancement Fund.

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Dress for the event is business casual.



The general registration fee ($20 before October 16, $25 thereafter) will include admittance to all panels and keynotes, free parking, Monday lunch, and a reception. This event will be free for UA staff, faculty, and students, as well as British and American active-duty military personnel and veterans. (Documentation of service may be required.)
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For More Information

For more information, contact Dr. Lesley J. Gordon.
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