The William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium is a two-day event hosted at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. The only program of its kind at an American university, this unique and powerful program invites distinguished authors and experts in the fields of military history, intelligence, or current affairs to campus for social events, book signings, presentations, classroom sessions, and a moderated panel discussion on the theme for the year.

2018 William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium

“Won the War, Lost the Peace: The U.S. Legacy in Iraq.”

Announcing 2018 guest speakers:

The symposium features a moderated panel discussion, author and expert presentations, book signing, social events,  the announcement of the 2018 Colby Award, and the Meet the Authors Reception & Dinner. Full schedule of events can be found here. 

The panel discussion will be streamed live from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12.

The Colby Symposium and Colby Award are grateful for the support of our alumni, donors, and past participants. Learn more about the Friends of the Colby.

Norwich University undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate, no registration required (please do register if attending the Meet the Authors Dinner). All other guests, we ask that you register to attend. 

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