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Lexington, VA  24450

Marshall Symposium Program

George C. Marshall: Servant of the American Nation

Program (pdf) 

Friday, 23 October

1300-1400       
Registration

1400-1600      
Welcome
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”

1630               
VMI Corps of Cadets Parade

1715               
Reception & Dinner
Speaker: Josiah Bunting III, President, H.F. Guggenheim Foundation and VMI Superintendent (emeritus) 
Title: "The Mind of Marshall"

Saturday, 24 October

0745               
Continental Breakfast

0830-1000      
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     
Break

1030-1200         
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”

1200-1330      
Symposium Luncheon
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” 

1330               
Adjournment