Norwich to Hold 17th Annual Military Writers’ Symposium

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This annual symposium continues the open discussion about the state of military affairs today.

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Norwich University will hold its 17th annual Colby Military Writers’ Symposium April 11-12 with four authors engaged in presentations and a panel discussion titled: “Afghanistan and America’s Endless War on Terrorism”

“After nearly 11 years of military involvement in Afghanistan, growing and often violent opposition to the U.S. and NATO presence there has cast the future of the war and its possible solutions in grave doubt. America’s role in Afghanistan, our troubled relations with Pakistan, and possible outcomes to the hostilities will be the main subjects of discussion at the 2012 Colby Symposium.”

The panel discussion will be held on Thursday, April 12 from 1-3 p.m. in Plumley Armory with authors Barrie Dunsmore, Nathaniel Fick and Ralph Peters and moderated by best-selling author James Hornfischer.

A full schedule of events and author biographies can be accessed here.

Founded in 1996 by Carlo D´Este, W.E.B Griffin, and Ambassador William E. Colby, and renamed in the latter’s memory in 1997, the Colby Symposium has brought more than 50 top authors, historians, and filmmakers to Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., for a two-day residency to participate in open forums, lectures and other related functions.

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). http://www.norwich.edu

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