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. View multimedia coverage of the 2017 event and interviews with visiting authors.  

2017 guests included:

  • COL Robert Dalessandro, USA (Ret.), Chairman of the World War I Centennial Commission and Deputy Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission.
  • Michael Neiberg, professor of history in the department of national security and strategy and inaugural chair in war studies at the U.S. Army War College.
  • Jennifer Keene, professor of history and chair of the History Department at Chapman University, member of the advisory board of the International Society for First World War Studies and book review editor for the Journal of First World War Studies.
  • David J. Barron, 2017 Colby Award winner for Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress 1776-ISIS.

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

The William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium is a program of the Norwich University Peace and War Center. The Peace and War Center seeks 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.