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World Leaders in Wartime: Vladimir Putin

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October 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Hybrid Hybrid Event

On February 24, 2022 Russian military forces invaded Ukraine under orders from Russian President Valdimir Putin.  This was the largest military operation in Europe since the end of the Second World War. This lecture will focus on Putin, his wartime leadership, and the status of the war in Ukraine.

Dr. Sean N. Kalic is a Cold War historian. He lectures and publishes widely on topics such as U.S. space policy, the Cold War, the post-Cold War security environment, and transnational terrorism. Prior to CGSC, he taught at Youngstown State University, Kansas State University, and Norwich University.  He has presented lectures for the U.S. Naval War College’s Fleet Seminar Program, The Slovenian General Staff, The Slovenian Command and General Staff College, The U.S. Army’s Futures Command, as well as numerous international conferences. Currently, he is a Professor in the Department of Military History at the US Army Command and General Staff College where he has taught since 2004.

His significant publications include Combating a Modern Hydra: Al Qaeda and the Global War on Terrorism (2005); Thinking about War: Past, Present and Future (2011); US Presidents and the Militarization of Space, 1946-1967 (2012); The Russian Revolution and Russian Civil War: An Essential Reference (2017); and Spies: The U.S. And Russian Espionage from the Cold War to the 21st Century (2019). U.S. President During War Time: A History of Leadership (2023).

The Ft. Leavenworth Series is an annual roster of lectures focusing on significant historical events, usually with an emphasis on military history. Each lecture is presented by faculty from the United States Army Command and General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Established by General William Tecumseh Sherman in 1881, the CGSC is the graduate college for U.S. Army and sister service officers. The esteemed faculty and guests of the CGSC provide unique and captivating insights into the history of military conflict from the ancient to the modern ages at the Dole Institute of Politics.


October 2
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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