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Presented by The Command and General Staff College Foundation at Fort Leavenworth and
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City

A civil environment for thoughtful discussions about
critical issues addressing one question:


Tuesday, October 30 from 7 - 9 pm

Jewish Community Campus
$12/adult in advance | $22 admission at the door (limited space available)
Open to High School Seniors and Adults
No Experience or Expertise Required

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Includes Beverages and Light Snacks

Schedule of Events

Welcome and Keynote Speaker | 7 pm
Round Table Discussion | 7:20 pm
Debrief/Share Results | 8:30 pm
Closing Remarks | 8:50 pm


Guest Speaker: Dr. Shannon French

Shannon E. French is the Inamori Professor in Ethics, Director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, and a tenured full professor in the Philosophy Department with a secondary appointment as a professor in the School of Law at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She is also the General Hugh Shelton Distinguished Visiting Chair in Ethics for the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Foundation and has been a non-resident Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. Prior to starting at CWRU in July of 2008, she taught for eleven years as a tenured Associate Professor of Philosophy at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and served as Associate Chair of the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law. Dr. French received her B.A. in philosophy, classical studies, and history from Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas) in 1990 and her Ph.D. in philosophy from Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island) in 1997. Her main area of research is military ethics; especially conduct of war issues, ethical leadership, command climate, sacrifice and responsibility, warrior transitions, ethical responses to terrorism and the future of warfare. She is the author of many scholarly publications, and her groundbreaking book, The Code of the Warrior: Exploring Warrior Values, Past and Present was re-released in 2017 as an updated and expanded second edition. She is editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Ethical Leadership and an associate editor for the Journal of Military Ethics. Her additional scholarly interests include business/corporate and organizational ethics, bioethics, environmental ethics, meta-ethics, and moral psychology. Dr. French frequently presents her research at international conferences and participates in the public debate on ethical issues through media articles, interviews, radio and television appearances.



This program is the result of a unique partnership between the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and the Command and General Staff College Foundation at Fort Leavenworth.

The Command and General Staff College Foundation is a non-profit educational foundation supporting efforts by the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. The College is a graduate school for members of all branches of the United States armed services, interagency representatives, and international military officers. Its mission is to develop leaders of character and competence for ethical service to the nation.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City is a non-profit organization providing early childhood education, camp, family programming, senior adult activities, cultural arts events and fitness and sports activities. Based on Jewish values, heritage and culture, The J’s mission is to build a strong, vibrant and inclusive community that enhances wellness, meaning and joy

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