Simons Center News


Ambassador McCarthy returns as DACOR Visiting Professor



Ambassador McCarthy returns as DACOR Visiting Professor
Retired Ambassador Deborah McCarthy 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 2018. McCarthy, who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania from 2013 to 2016, visited… Read More

Career Minister Gottlieb joins Distinguished Speaker Series



Career Minister Gottlieb joins Distinguished Speaker Series
Retired Career Minister Gregory Gottlieb, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), recently visited Fort Leavenworth as part of the Simons Center’s Distinguished Speakers Series. Gottlieb is the director of the Feinstein International Center of Tufts University, and also holds the endowed position as the Irwin H. Rosenberg Professor in Nutrition… Read More

Amb. Moon returns to Fort Leavenworth



Amb. Moon returns to Fort Leavenworth
Ambassador (Ret.) Patrick Moon (center) smiles with Brigadier General Scott Efflandt, Deputy Commandant of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (left) and Michael Hockley, Chair of the CGSC Foundation Board of Trustees (right) at the National Security Roundtable on April 4, 2018. Retired Ambassador Patrick S. Moon returned… Read More

Ambassadors discuss country teams in InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture



Ambassadors discuss country teams in InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture
Retired Ambassadors David Lambertson and Patrick Moon gave the latest presentation in the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series, entitled “Ambassadorial Expectations and Country Team Operations” on April 3. During their presentation Ambassadors Lambertson and Moon shared their experiences on Embassy Country Teams and discussed an ambassador’s expectations of U.S. personnel and… Read More

InterAgency Journal 9-1



InterAgency Journal 9-1
This issue of the InterAgency Journal features writings on homeland security, how to deal with corruption in overseas security operations, dealing with refugees, and interagency leadership. The last article authored by a group of CGSC West African Scholars discusses a framework for economic cooperation in West Africa. This issue also… Read More

CALL highlights lessons learned from State personnel



CALL highlights lessons learned from State personnel
The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) recently published a new installment in their “News From The Front” series focused on the experiences of Department of State personnel in interagency operations. Leveraging the Interagency: Insights from the U.S. Department of State Leadership is a collection of articles related to U.S.… Read More

KC Federal Executive Board topic of latest InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture



KC Federal Executive Board topic of latest InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture
Mr. Larry A. Hisle, executive director of the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board (FEB), conducted a presentation on the FEB in the latest InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Dec. 12, in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. During his presentation, Hisle discussed the role… Read More

InterAgency Journal 8-4



InterAgency Journal 8-4
This issue of the InterAgency Journal features writings on ethics, leadership, strategic communications, educating, and the world order. – The lead article by Erik Jens provides an insider’s perspective, using historical analysis, on the ethics of interrogation. Another article, authored by William Davis, is an excerpt from the interagency leadership… Read More