Peace and War Center

Norwich University students have won the 2017 national competition P2P (Peer to Peer): Challenging Extremism. Left to right: Jake Freeman, Emran Babak, Akshay Awasthi, Naomi Rinaldo, Dr. Travis Morris, and Yushan Xirleli.


Our goals are to advance interdisciplinary knowledge for students, scholars, and practitioners on the relationship between peace and warfare at local, national, and global levels. Its primary mission is to advance scholarship and deliberation on war, broadly defined, and its mitigation.

For more information about the Peace and War Center check out an interview with Director Travis Morris.

 Upcoming Events: The William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium


8:00–8:50 a.m. Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library

“What Did It All Mean? American Soldiers in World War I,” presentation by Jennifer Keene

9:00–9:50 a.m. Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library

“The Great War: The War That Never Ended,” by Michael Neiberg

11:00–11:50 a.m. Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library

“American Extraordinary Force in France,”  by COL Robert Dalessandro, USA (Ret.)

1:00–2:00 p.m. Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library

Presentation of Norwich Undergraduate Original Research.  Norwich students will present on their WWI service-learning project to provide bilingual biographies of Norwich alumni to le Musée de la Grande Guerre du Pays de Meaux, the largest WWI museum in Europe.



9:25–10:40 a.m • Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library

Presentation by David J. Barron, 2017 Colby Award winner for Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress 1776-ISIS.

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m • Sullivan Museum & History Center

Lunch & Learn: Chemical Warfare in WW1

Featuring  COL Sean G. Kirschner and COL Eric Brigham, USA (Ret.)

This event is co-hosted by the Sullivan Museum & History Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate.

1:00–3:00 p.m • Plumley Armory

Panel Discussion: “Won the War, Lost the Peace: The Centennial Legacy of World War One.”

Panelists: COL Robert Dalessandro, USA (Ret.), Michael Neiberg, Jennifer Keene.

Moderated by Sarwar Kashmeri, Adjunct Professor of Political Science & Applied Research Fellow, Peace & War Center, Norwich University; Fellow, Foreign Policy Association

Stream the panel live here. 

3:15–4:30 p.m • Milano Ballroom

Book Signing featuring COL Robert Dalessandro, USA (Ret.), Michael Neiberg, Jennifer Keene, Carlo D’Este, and 2017 Colby Award winner David J. Barron.

6:00 p.m. • Plumley Armory

Meet the Authors Reception & Dinner

Presentation of the 2017 Colby Award.

Ticket required.


Norwich University undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate, no registration required. All other guests, we ask that you register to attend.