Marshall Symposium Program
George C. Marshall: Servant of the American Nation
Friday, 23 October
General J.H. Binford Peay, U.S. Army (Retired) Superintendent, VMI
Brian D. Shaw President, George C. Marshall Foundation
Session I: Marshall as Soldier
Paper I: Edward M. Coffman, University of Wisconsin (emeritus) and author of The War to End All Wars: The American Military Experience in World War I. Title: “Marshall and the Emergence of a New Generation of Leaders.”
Paper II: Paul Miles, Princeton University
Title: “Marshall and Grand Strategy”
Chair and Comment: Williamson Murray, The Ohio State University (emeritus) and author of A War to be Won: Fighting the Second World War (with Allan Millett).
Title: “Marshall as Organizer of Victory”
VMI Corps of Cadets Parade
Reception & Dinner
Speaker: Josiah Bunting III, President, H.F. Guggenheim Foundation and VMI Superintendent (emeritus)
Title: "The Mind of Marshall"
Saturday, 24 October
Session II: Marshall as Statesman and Peacemaker
Paper I: Nicolaus Mills, Sarah Lawrence College, author of Winning the Peace: The Marshall Plan and America’s Coming of Age as a Superpower.
Title: “The Marshall Plan and American Modesty”
Paper II: James I. Matray, California State University at Chico, author of The Reluctant Crusade: American Foreign Policy in Korea, 1941-50.
Title: “Marshall and Korea”
Chair and Comment: Barry Machado, Washington and Lee University (emeritus) and author of In Search of a Usable Past: The Marshall Plan and Postwar Reconstruction Today.
Title: "Marshall's Mission to China, 1945-1947"
1000 - 1030
Session III: Marshall as Leader and Manager
Paper I: Gerald Pops, West Virginia University, author of Ethical Leadership in Turbulent Times: Modeling the Public Career of George C. Marshall.
Title: “Leadership for the Ages”
Paper II: Stewart Husted, VMI, author of George Marshall: Rubrics of Leadership.
Title: "Achieving Victory Through Strategic Management and Leadership"
Chair and Comment: Charles Brower, VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics.
Title: “Demon of Integrity”
Daniel D. Holt, Co-editor, Marshall Papers, George C. Marshall Foundation.
Title: “The Marshall Papers Project”
Mark A. Stoler, Co-editor, Marshall Papers, George C. Marshall Foundation and author of George C. Marshall: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century.
Title: “The Marshall Legacy”