Ethics Symposium


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The 2017 Fort Leavenworth Ethics Symposium will be conducted April 24-25, 2017 (April 23 is a travel day). This year’s theme is “The Ethics of Future Warfare.” The symposium will include a variety of guest speakers, panel sessions and general discussions. The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday and concludes at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Specific details about the 2017 symposium are in the Downloads section below.– Please review the Schedule and the Panel/Breakout Session Summaries documents before registering..

This year’s symposium will explore the changing and unchanging nature of future warfare. Character is foundational to a leader’s capacity to successfully navigate the shifting ethical terrain presented by constantly changing technologies and situations. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the effect of character in leadership and the ethical impact of technologies and their employment on the battlefield.

Resources and other documents for the 2017 Ethics Symposium are below.

For additional information on the symposium please contact Chaplain (Major) Jeff McKinney at 913-684-3270 or jeffrey.t.mckinney3.mil@mail.mil.


The Ethics Symposium is co-hosted by the CGSC Foundation
and made possible through an endowment from the Perot Foundation.


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. Advertisements, promotions, statements, and logos are those of CGSC, the CGSC Foundation, or other organizations participating in this event. The United States Army neither states nor implies any endorsement, association, or recommendation with regard to the CGSC Foundation.

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Downloads and other resources

2017 Ethics Symposium Schedule (updated 18APR17)–  Please note that all events are for registered attendees only. Unfortunately we can not accommodate spouses/guests during the symposium.

2017 Ethics Symposium Program Overview (updated 19APR17)– Includes panel and breakout session summaries, speaker biographies and other details.

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