Schedule of Events

The 2017 Schedule of Events is being finalized. Here’s a look back at last year’s symposium schedule:

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016

  • 8:00–8:50 a.m. Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library
    • Presentation by Karl Marlantes, author of Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War and What It Is Like To Go To War.
  • 9:00–9:50 a.m. Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library
    • Presentation by Jason Redman, author of The Trident, the Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader, founder and spokesperson of the Combat Wounded Coalition and Wounded Wear.
  • 11:00–11:50 a.m. Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library
    • Presentation by Kirsten Holmstedt, author of Band of Sisters and The Girls Come Marching Home.
  • 1:00–2:00 p.m. Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library
    • “Collaborative Filmmaking: A New Therapeutic Intervention for Veterans Coping with Post-traumatic Stress,” by Benjamin Patton, executive director of the Patton Veterans Project and I WAS THERE Film workshops, author of Growing Up Patton: Reflections on Heroes, History, and Family Wisdom.

THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016

  • 8:00–9:15 a.m. • Conference Room, Sullivan Museum & History Center
    • Presentation by Jon Coffin, retired U.S. Army Colonel with 49 years of military service. COL Coffin spent most of the recent wars on active duty traveling to demobilization sites and meeting and debriefing soldiers and units returning from Theater of Operations.
  • 9:25–10:40 a.m • Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library
    • Presentation by Nisid Hajari with Sarwar Kashmeri. Hajari is the 2016 Colby Award winner for Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition. 
  • 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m • Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library
  • 1:00–3:00 p.m • Plumley Armory
    • Panel Discussion: “Going to War: The Cost to Families, Communities, and Nation.”
    • Panelists: Karl Marlantes, Benjamin Patton, Jason Redman, Kirsten Holmstedt, Jon Coffin.
  • 3:15–4:30 p.m • Milano Ballroom
    • Book Signing featuring Karl Marlantes, Benjamin Patton, Jason Redman, Kirsten Holmstedt, Carlo D’Este, and Nisid Hajari.
  • 6:00 p.m. • Plumley Armory
    • Meet the Authors Reception & Dinner
    • Presentation of the 2016 Colby Award.
    • Pre-registration and ticket required.