Texas Tech University

Registration Open for Fourth Annual Symposium on Modern Warfare

Glenys Young

July 29, 2019

The theme of this year’s event is “Leadership and Modern Warfare.”

Registration is now open for the fourth annual Symposium on Modern Warfare at Texas Tech University, titled, "Leadership and Modern Warfare." This free event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 at the International Cultural Center, 601 Indiana Ave.

The symposium will feature presentations examining various aspects of leadership in modern warfare. Topics will include proxy warfare, command philosophies, private military contractors, terrorist leaders, the war in Iraq, reform movements, tactical improvements and Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S. military's intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

The keynote speaker will be four-star Gen. John Murray, the first commanding general for the U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC), a new Army Command that focuses on modernization reform. Murray has served in leadership positions and commanded from company through division, with various staff assignments at the highest levels of the Army. He assumed command of the AFC on Aug. 24, 2018.

For a detailed listing of presentations, see the program agenda here.

To register, attendees should email their full name to andrew.hinton@ttu.edu. A luncheon will be available for the first 100 people to register.

The annual Symposium on Modern Warfare is hosted by the Archive of Modern American Warfare, which – along with Texas Tech's internationally recognized Vietnam Center & Archive – is part of the Institute for Peace & Conflict.