The Military and the Role of Citizen Soldier
Institute for Advanced Study

Thursday, October 14, 2021  |  3:30 p.m.

Dr. David Hamlar
Brig. Gen. recently retired Assistant Adjutant General
Air, Minnesota National Guard

As we honor October as Veterans’ Voices Month in Minnesota, it is an opportunity to explore the role of civilian and military leadership with Brigadier General David D. Hamlar Jr. The United States has a huge, well-funded military, but at the highest levels, it is overseen by civilians. How effective has our country been in sustaining this balance between civilian and military views? What might each group have to learn from the other? Among the many divisions that plague our country today, is this one of them?

ABOUT THE 2021–2022 SPOTLIGHT SERIES

The University of Minnesota Spotlight Series is a collaborative partnership between the University Honors Program, Institute for Advanced Study, and Northrop, to present lectures, panel discussions, exhibits, and other events throughout the academic year around timely topics of interest. The six-part 2021-22 series, hosted in partnership with the Minnesota Humanities Center, focuses on patriotism, public service, and civic engagement. The moderator for all six events will be Kevin Lindsey, CEO of Minnesota Humanities Center. All events are Thursdays 3:30-5:00 pm and may be attended in Northrop’s Best Buy Theater or online via Zoom. Q&A sessions will follow each event.

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