Explore Past Events at Norwich

Every event on campus is unique in its own way, and we’re happy to share some of the highlights from past presentations. Take a look at the gallery below to get a better idea of the caliber of speakers hosted on the Norwich campus.

Norwich: The Early Years

Join Norwich University President Emeritus Richard Schneider as he talks about the early years of Norwich University, its founder, Captain Alden Partridge and the legacy he left behind.

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Norwich Works: Building A Legacy

Professor Emeritus Dr. Gary Lord

After 200 YEARS of distinguished service, Norwich University is entering its third century of tradition, commitment to excellence, and innovation. In the inaugural episode of Norwich Works, two new faculty members sit down with Dana Professor Emeritus of History, Gary Lord, the country’s leading scholar on Alden Partridge and Norwich University. Join them to explore Norwich’s unique and significant contributions to American life.

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Norwich Odyssey: "Citizens & Soldiers"

Alex Kershaw, Author

With the 200th birthday of Norwich University just under a year away, a new book, Citizens & Soldiers: The First 200 Years of Norwich University by New York Times best-selling author Alex Kershaw, brings the story of the nation’s oldest private military college to life. Kershaw visited the Norwich campus this year during Homecoming to celebrate the book’s release, and he caught up with senior Leah Cifuentes in the WNUB studios. Tune into this special, stand-alone episode of Norwich Odyssey for a glimpse into their conversation about what it means to know your history.

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A Taste of the Carillon

Adams Tower, Norwich Campus

The sounds of campus! The Norwich University carillon, one of only two such instruments in the state of Vermont, comprises 47 bells, the largest of which weighs 3500 pounds.

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Book Talk: The Political Economy and Islam: The Case of Tunisia

Dr. Lasha Tchantouridze, Program Director for the Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Master of Arts in International Relations programs

Dr. Hayat Alvi, adjunct profess

They discuss Dr. Alvi's book, The Political Economy and Islam: The Case of Tunisia. Following the 2011 Arab Spring, Tunisia’s civil society and political system have engaged in inclusive dialogues and negotiations. As a result, democratic transition processes have been nonviolent, hence providing the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region with a positive example (or model) of post-revolution transformations.

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Warfare in the 21st Century: Future Battlegrounds

October 11, 2019

Norwich University's Peace and War Center welcomed expert panelists Peter Warren Singer, Benedetta Berti and Paul Scharre to campus on September 25, 2019 to discuss the future of warfare.

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Climate & Security in and Era of Great Power Competition and Global Disruption

October 11, 2019

On October 11, 2019, Sherri Goodman, Senior Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Polar Institute, gave a talk on “Climate and Security in an Era of Great Power Competition and Global Disruption.”
Goodman is credited with educating a generation of U.S. military and government officials about the nexus between climate change and national security, using her famous coinage, “threat multiplier,” to fundamentally reshape the national discourse on the topic.

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Today's Monuments Men and Women: The Role of the Military in Cultural Heritage Protection

February 5, 2020

The “Monuments Men and Women” of World War II provided a roadmap for cultural heritage protection in war, later codified in the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. Despite efforts to improve training and security, loss of cultural property during armed conflicts has increased in recent years, partly because of intentional targeting by armed nonstate actors. 

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Report from the International Space Station

February 26, 2016

Col Michael E. Fossum, USAF (Ret.) and NASA Astronaut, gave a talk titled “Report from the International Space Station.”  Fossum, a veteran of three space flights, has logged more than 193 days in space, including more than 48 hours of Extravehicular Activity in seven spacewalks.

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NextTech: The Future of Technology, Security, and Threats

June 21, 2017

Peter Warren Singer is Strategist at New America and an editor at Popular Science magazine. He has been named by the Smithsonian as one of the nation’s 100 leading innovators; by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues; by Foreign Policy to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List; and by Onalytica social media data analysis as one of the ten most influential voices in the world on cybersecurity and 25th most influential in the field of robotics.

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Eat A Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World.

October 29, 2018

Norwich University’s STEAM Symposium welcomed Sam Kass, Former Senior White House Policy Advisor for Nutrition and Executive Director, Let’s Move!; Founder, Trove; Partner, Acre Venture Partners; and Author for a talk on, “Eat A Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World.”

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To Act As Well As To Think: Leadership, Innovation, and the Creative Impulse

April 27, 2017

The Todd Lecture Series panel discussion, “To Act As Well As To Think: Leadership, Innovation, and the Creative Impulse,” an evening with Michael Jager, Natalie Jeremijenko, and William Kamkwamba, was moderated by entrepreneur Jonathan Speed, a 2014 graduate of Norwich’s Master of Arts in Military History.

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Leadership in the Digital Age

June 18, 2015

US Army Lieutenant General Mark Bowman ’78 gave the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies Residency keynote address on Thursday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. on “Leadership in the Digital Age.” LTG Bowman is the Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber & Chief Information Officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Norwich Odyssey: Flying High, Fighter Pilot Carey Lohrenz

June 19, 2019

“Lessons in Leadership:” a cornerstone of a Norwich education. As one of the first U.S. Navy Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilots, Carey Lohrenz also knows something about lessons in leadership. In June, she spoke on the subject as part of the Norwich University Todd Lecture Series. During her visit to the campus this summer, Lohrenz joined Crystal Drown in the WNUB studios.

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Environment, Climate, and National Security: Turning the Tide for a More Secure Planet

March 19, 2019

Norwich University’s Center for Global Resilience and Security (CGRS) and the Peace & War Center (PAWC) present “Environment, Climate, and National Security: Turning the Tide for a More Secure Planet,” a panel discussion featuring: Casey Bartrem, Sherri Goodman, Paul Kostecki, COL. William Lyons Jr.'90, GEN. Gordon R. Sullivan '59. Read panelist bios here.

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