Ethics Symposium


2019 Ethics Symposium

The 2019 Fort Leavenworth Ethics Symposium was conducted March 25, 2019.

This year’s theme was:

Ethical Implications of Large Scale Combat Operations

Recent history and global politics has seen the possibility of major nation state conflicts escalate. In response, FM 3.0 now focuses on Large Scale Combat Operations (LSCO). We must begin the challenging process of thinking deeply and critically about the ethical implications and concerns of such operations.

Our Program: CGSC issued a call for unpublished papers for the symposium in fall 2018. The deadline for abstracts was Jan. 3, 2019 and the selection of papers to be presented was completed Jan. 30. (Download the detailed Call for Papers.) Selected presenters were asked to facilitate unclassified discussions about their work. – A Simons Center Special Report was published in October 2019 containing a selection of the papers presented.

Registration: The CGSC Foundation operates a registration site linked to this page for non-CGSC affiliated symposium attendees. CGSC students and faculty must register separately on an internal registration site. Before beginning the registration process please review the the detailed Program Overview which contains the schedule of panels and breakout sessions available. Click the “Register Now” button below to begin.

For additional information, contact the symposium coordinator:
Chaplain (Major) Jonathan Bailey

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Downloads and other resources

2019 Ethics Symposium Schedule (asof20FEB) –  Please note that all events are for registered attendees only. Unfortunately we can not accommodate spouses/guests during the symposium.

2019 Ethics Symposium Program Overview (asof25MAR) – Includes panel and breakout session summaries, guest speaker and panel member biographies and other details.

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