Symposium on the All-Volunteer Force
Agenda

April 28, 2016

Sponsored by CSM (Center for the Study of the U.S. Military), The University of Kansas

Daytime Sessions


Centennial Room, Kansas Union

8:30Coffee
8:45Welcome and Introductions
  • Beth Bailey, KU Foundation Distinguished Professor and Director, CSM
  • Carl Lejuez, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Kansas
9:00 – 10:30Session 1: Is the AVF fair?
  • Robert Patrick “Rocky” Bleier, Vietnam draftee, former halfback for the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Leonard Wong, Research Professor of Military Strategy, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
  • Jason Dempsey, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security (CNAS); author of Our Army: Soldiers, Politics, and American Civil-Military Relations

[Video of Session - 1:45:09]

10:45 – 12:15Session 2: Is the AVF efficient and sustainable?
  • Lawrence J. Korb, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, former Assistant Secretary for Defense
  • James M. "Mike" Young, PhD, Command Historian, Air Force Technical Applications Center
  • Bruce E. Stanley, School of Advanced Military Studies, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; author of Outsourcing Security

[Video of Session - 1:27:40]


12:15 – 13:15

LUNCH
Curry Room, Kansas Union

13:15 – 14:45Session 3: Militarism and National Security
  • Lawrence B. "Larry" Wilkerson, Distinguished Visiting Professor, College of William and Mary; former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell; Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
  • Adrian Lewis, Professor of History, University of Kansas; author of The American Culture of War

[Video of Session - 1:36:39]

15:00 – 16:30Session 4: Alternatives To A Volunteer Force
  • Dennis Laich, Executive Director, AVF Forum; Major General, US Army Reserve (Ret.)
  • Timothy “Tim” Kane, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; author of Bleeding Talent.
  • Jay Mangone, Chief Operating Officer, Service Year Alliance; Former Director, Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute

[Video of Session - 1:31:38]


Public Conversation on the All-Volunteer Force


Summerfield Room, University of Kansas Alumni Center
18:00 – 19:30 Welcome:
  • Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, University of Kansas
Moderator:
  • Beth Bailey, KU Foundation Distinguished Professor and Director, CSM
Panelists:
  • Lawrence J. Korb, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, former Assistant Secretary for Defense
  • Dennis Laich, Executive Director, AVF Forum; Major General, US Army Reserve (Ret.)
  • Bernard Rostker, Senior Fellow, RAND Corporation, former Undersecretary of Defense; former Director of Selective Service
  • Lawrence B. "Larry" Wilkerson, Distinguished Visiting Professor, College of William and Mary; former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell; Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)

[Video of Session - 1:33:01]