Schedule of Events

The 2018 Colby Symposium will be hosted April 11-12, 2018, at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. 



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

“Iraq Counter-insurgency: Lessons Learned,” featuring R. Alan King, author of Twice Armed: An American Soldier’s Battle for Hearts and Minds

10:00-10:50 a.m. • Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library

“Viewing War Parochially,” featuring Saifaldin Abdul-Rahman

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

Presentation featuring Jonathan Wriston NU ’18, inaugural Richard S. Schultz ’60 Colby Symposium Fellow

12:30–2:00 p.m. • Milano Ballroom

Lunch and Learn: “IEDs as Force Multipliers in Iraq”

Featuring BG Peter DeLuca, USA (Ret.) and David Ulbrich, PhD

Co-hosted by the Sullivan Museum & History Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate and Norwich University College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. Light refreshments provided

Watch the presentation via Facebook Live: 


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

“Unraveling Iraq,” featuring Emma Sky

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. • Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library

Friends of the Colby Symposium Spring Meeting

All are invited to attend.

1:30–3:30 p.m • Plumley Armory

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

Featuring panelists Saifaldin D. Abdul-Rahman, Andrew Bacevich, R. Alan King, Emma Sky

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

3:13–4:30 p.m • Milano Ballroom

Book Signing featuring Andrew Bacevich, R. Alan King, Sarwar Kashmeri, David Ulbrich, Carlo D’Este, Emma Sky

Stream the panel live.

6:30 p.m. •  RRTC National Guard Armory, 161 University Drive, Norwich University campus 
Meet the Authors Reception & Dinner
Pre-registration and ticket required.
Announcement of the 2018 Colby Award winner

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.