U.S. Army War College Students to Speak at Mount

March 12, 2012

Members of the U.S. Army War College through the Eisenhower Series College Program (ESCP) will address national and global issues at the University of Mount Union at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 in the Mount Union Theatre.
Co-sponsored by the University’s Ralph and Mary Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement and the Department of Political Science and International Studies, presenters will discuss the topics of war, national security, nuclear energy and public policy.
Among the presenters are Col. Michael Marti, Lt. Col. Tony Nesbitt and Col. Jonathan Neumann. Each officer has several areas of expertise, which will be shared with students in classes throughout the day concluding with the evening community presentation.
This marks the second consecutive year that Mount Union has been chosen as a site for the Eisenhower Series.
“We are honored to have been selected as a site for this series for the second consecutive year,” said Harry Paidas, interim director of the Regula Center. “This program was one of the highlights of the last academic year and when they approached us about coming back, we jumped at the opportunity. In fact, we moved the public presentation to the evening so more members of the community could attend.”
Dr. Larry D. Miller, an Alliance native, professor and director of communicative arts at the Army War College, explained that there has been a communication disconnect between the men and women in the military and the general public. ESCP is an outreach program designed to encourage dialogue between the military and the public in hopes of alleviating some of the confusion regarding the armed forces.
The program is an academic outreach initiative offered by the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pa. Each year, a team of students and a faculty moderator from the War College travel to about a dozen universities to share dialogue on public policy issues and national security. The team is chosen based on experience, speaking ability, education and interest in national security issues.  
A reception will precede the public presentation in the Mount Union Theatre from 5 to 6 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Regula Center at (330) 823-5993 or email regulacenter@mountunion.edu
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