Four International Military Students (IMS) from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) took part in a panel discussion on “Protecting the Peace: United Nations Peacekeepers in the 21st Century.”
The occasion was opened by Dr. Matt Naylor, President/CEO of the National WWI Museum and Memorial, who introduced the keynote speaker Squadron Leader Fiona Pearce (Australia Air Force), Military Gender Advisor of the Office of Military Affairs, United Nations Department of Peace Operations.
The IMS who participated in the event were Maj. Nathaniel K. Waka (Liberia), Maj. Carlos Vazquez (Spain), Maj. MD Sajibul Islam (Bangladesh), and Maj. Daniel Atobrah Bondah (Ghana).
The program took place at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in collaboration with the IMS of CGSC, United Nations Association of the USA of Greater Kansas City (UNA-GKC) and the Harry S. Truman Library/Museum on Sept. 24, 2019. The IMS discussion was moderated by Mike Wood, UNA-GKC, and the panel was followed by a wreath-laying led by Dr. Samuel Rushay of the Harry S. Truman Library/Museum.
The CGSC Foundation was a sponsor of this event along with several other organizations who all set up information tables in the reception area.