Ethics Symposium


The Fort Leavenworth Ethics Symposium is an annual symposium co-sponsored and hosted by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and the Command and General Staff College Foundation, Inc.

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The 2016 Fort Leavenworth Ethics Symposium will be conducted April 19-21, 2016 (April 18 is a travel day). This year’s theme is “The Ethics of Humanitarian Military Operations and Intervention.” The symposium will include a variety of guest speakers, panel sessions and general discussions. The conference will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Monday and concludes at 1 p.m. on Thursday. Specific details about the 2016 symposium are in the program below.– Click the link or the program cover image below.

This year’s symposium will explore the ethical implications of committing the military in non-traditional roles. For the past several decades a growing debate has emerged regarding the roles of the military and the commitment of forces. This debate is largely in response to the rising number of crises around the world. These events often present widespread, complex problems that require significant resources and expertise. Many have come to view the U.S. military as the nation’s “Swiss Army Knife,” an organization rich in talent and capabilities, able to project worldwide to solve many wide-ranging challenges.


CGSC is issuing a call for unpublished papers for the 2016 Ethics Symposium. – DOWNLOAD THE DETAILED REQUIREMENTS HERE.Note that dates have been extended from the original notice. – Abstracts are now due Jan. 8, 2016, and you’ll be notified if yours is selected by Jan. 22, 2016. The deadline for the final papers is March 25, 2016.

For additional information on the symposium please contact Chaplain Jeff McKinney at 913-684-3270 or

Resources and other documents for the 2016 Ethics Symposium are below.


Ethics Blog

Visit the Fort Leavenworth Ethics Symposium Blog

Downloads and other resources

• 2016 Ethics Symposium Schedule (TBP)–  Please note that all events are for registered attendees only. Unfortunately we can not accommodate spouses/guests at the reception, dinner or other sessions.

2016 Ethics Symposium Program  2016-Ethics-Symposium-Program-cvr

2016 Ethics Symposium Schedule
(as of April 8)

Fort Leavenworth Map– Symposium Locations

Lodging on Fort Leavenworth

Lodging near Fort Leavenworth

2016 Ethics Papers/Presentations

2015 Ethics Archive – Papers/Presentations

Ethics Symposium Archive (2009-2014)