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Kathy Wirtanen
Administrative, Facility
& Conference Assistant

P:  (540) 464-7361
F: (540) 464-7396

Center for Leadership & Ethics
VMI, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Drive
Lexington, VA  24450

Tentative program as of September 2014.  Please check back regularly for updates.
8:00 amRegistration and Coffee
8:30 - 9:00 am Welcoming Remarks
Col. Gray, Director, Center for Leadership and Ethics
Lt. Col. Bradley Coleman, Director of the Adams Center
Gen. J. H. Binford Peay, III, Virginia Military Institute Superintendent 
9:00 - 10:30 am Panel One: The Leadership of Ronald Reagan
Chair: Col. David R. Gray, Center for Leadership & Ethics
Mr. Lou Cannon, author of President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime
Dr. James Wilson, U.S. Department of State
11:00 am - 12:15 pm Keynote Presentation
Admiral James G. Stavridis, USN (ret.), former NATO commander 
12:20 - 1:15 pmBuffet Luncheon
1:30 - 3:00 pmPanel Two: The Organization & Function of the National Security Establishment
Chair: General Paul Gorman, U.S. Army (ret.)
Dr. Ronald Granieri, Office of the Secretary of Defense
James R. Locher, III, U.S. Army War College
Mr. David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy Group
3:00 - 3:30 pmBreak
3:30 - 4:30 pmPanel Three: The Soviet Union and the United States
Chair: Ambassador Rozanne Ridgeway
Col. David Glantz, U.S. Army (ret.)
Dr. Jacob Kipp, University of Kansas
Dr. Svetlana Savranskaya, George Washington University
7:00 - 9:00 pmReception and Dinner
Remarks by Ambassador Jack F. Matlock, Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia
(1981-  1983) and the  Soviet Union (1987-1991)
Introduction by Dr. Evan Ward, Brigham Young University


7:30 - 8:15 am     Coffee and Gathering
8:30 - 10:00 am  Panel Four (A): Reagan and the World: The Americas
 Chair: Ambassador Paul Trivelli
 Dr. Kyle Longley, Arizona State University
 Dr. Evan Ward, Brigham Young University
 Dr. James F. Siekmeier, West Virginia University 
8:30 - 10:00 am Panel Four (B): Reagan and the World: The Middle East and Africa 
 Chair: Dr. Francis MacDonnell, Southern Virginia University
 Brig. Gen. Charles Brower, Virginia Military Institute
 Col. James Hentz, Virginia Military Institute
 Dr. David Crist, The Joint Staff 
8:30 - 10:00 am Panel Four (C): Reagan and the World: The Great Powers
 Chair: Dr. Rob Havers, George C. Marshall Foundation
 Dr. James Cooper, Oxford Brookes University
 Dr. David F. Patton, Connecticut College
 Dr. William I. Hitchcock, University of Virginia 
10:00 - 10:30 am  Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm  Panel Five: The Reagan Legacy
 Chair: Dr. Richard Bidlack, Washington & Lee University
 Dr. Beth Fisher, University of Toronto
 Dr. Archie Brown, Oxford University
12:00 pm Closing Remarks 
12:15 pm Optional Lunch
1:30 pm Optional Tour of VMI Post