Distinguished Speaker Series – Nov. 29

Distinguished Speaker Series – Nov. 29

Composite image with US and Russian flags in the background. Over the background is the Distinguished Speaker Series logo above the title and date of the event: "The End of the Cold War and its Aftermath -- a review of the symposium and preview of the book. – Nov. 29, 2023

You are invited to a Distinguished Speaker Series dinner event on Nov. 29, 2023, at the Riverfront Community Center in downtown Leavenworth, Kansas (123 S. Esplanade St.). A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., the buffet dinner starts at 6 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 7 p.m.

Roughly thirty years ago, the Cold War came to an end. This multi-generational struggle, which did not always remain “cold,” came to define the security environment and, arguably, the social milieu for much of the world’s population. Yet, the old animosities and rivalries have continued to simmer beneath the surface boiling over in Europe and across the globe. In this presentation of the “Distinguished Speaker Series” brought to you by the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College professors Dr. Mark Wilcox and Dr. Sean Kalic will discuss the Simon’s Center’s Cold War Symposium and the culmination of that work in the book they co-edited, The End of the Cold War and its Aftermath.

Tickets are $35/person in advance. Tickets are $40/person at the door.

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Mark Wilcox, Ph.D., Lt. Col., U.S. Army, Ret.Mark R. Wilcox, Ph.D., Lt. Col., U.S. Army, Ret., is a professor at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Wilcox served as a politico-military staff officer at the U.S. European Command headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany; a Joint Chiefs of Staff representative to the United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Vienna, Austria; and a security cooperation liaison officer representing U.S. Central Command in the Republic of Uzbekistan.


Sean N. Kalic, Ph.D.Sean N. Kalic, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Military History, as well as assistant dean, at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

A Cold War historian, Kalic lectures and publishes widely on topics such as the interwar period 1919-1939, the Cold War, the post-Cold War security environment, and transnational terrorism.  He has presented lectures for the U.S. Naval War College, The Slovenian Armed Forces, U.S. Army Futures Command, and numerous international conferences.

The CGSC Foundation through its Simons Center conducts the Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) program to offer extracurricular, educational lectures intended to help enrich the Command and General Staff School curriculum and provide opportunities for outreach to the public. Topics covered in the Distinguished Speaker Series of lectures span the gamut of leadership and ethics, organizational effectiveness, collaboration, as well as current events and issues in business, government and the military.  

Thank you to our 2023 DSS Sponsors:

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Questions about registration? – Contact Lora Morgan, lora@cgscf.org or call 913-651-0624.

For questions about the DSS contact Col. (Ret.) Robert Ulin, Simons Center Director, at rulin@cgscf.org or call 913-240-1495.

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