Friday, May 17th, 2013: Ethics Conference: The Naval War College hosts an upcoming Ethics Conference in part of their continuing program in Professional Military Ethics. Throughout the year, the curriculum stresses the theme "Enduring Ethical Dilemmas: Rights and Responsibilities of the Professional Military Officer." Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. To reserve your spot, email the Foundation at email@example.com, or by phone at 401.848.8308.
Monday, June 17, 2013: Annual Members Meeting and Lunch. The Naval War College Foundation membership is invited to attend the our Annual Members Meeting and Lunch in Spruance Auditorium.
Tuesday, June 18th and Wednesday, June 19th: Current Strategy Forum. After an extensive review, the Naval War College Foundation Executive Committee has decided it will not be possible to participate in this year's Current Strategy forum due to the restrictions imposed by the Department of Defense. Out of fairness to all of our members, the Executive Committee has determined it is better for our collective membership to forego participation in this year's Forum (if in fact it does take place). If you have any questions, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 401.848.8300.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013: The Annual Board of Trustees' Dinner. The Naval War College Foundation returns to the University Club in New York City for our annual dinner. Please save the date!
Eight Bells Lecture Series
At the Naval War College Museum
All Eight Bells Lectures are from 12:00-1:00pm on the second deck of the Naval War College Museum. The format has the author speaking for 40-45 minutes on the topic of their book and the facts leading to its publication. The last 15-20 minutes are reserved for audience questions. A limited quantity of the book for each lecture will be available in the Naval War College Foundation gift shop. The lectures are brown-bag affairs and open to the public.
To register, please call the Museum no later than 10:00am the day prior to the lecture at 401.841.2101 to be added to the base access list. If you need to leave a voicemail, BE SURE TO TO INCLUDE THE NAMES OF THOSE PLANNING TO ATTEND.
Thursday, May 16, 2013: Death in the Baltic with Cathryn Prince. In late January of 1945, with the Allied victory imminent, nearly 10,000 German refugees attempted to flee the advancing Red Army aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a cruise liner-turned-escape ship. During the night, three torpedoes from a Soviet submarine struck the boat. By morning, over 9,000 people had drowned in the frigid waters, making it one of the worst maritime disasters of all time. This book reconstructs the story by drawing on original interviews with remaining survivors and newly declassified records.
Thursday, May 23, 2013: Raising Missouri with Chuck Veit. On a late summer's night in 1843, USS Missouri lay anchored in Gibraltar Bay. She and her sister ship USS Mississippi were the most advanced steam frigates on the planet and the first two such warships in the U.S. Navy. The USS Missouri's mission was to show herself off to European powers, and there was no better such place to begin than the British bastion at the gateway to the Mediterranean Sea. But a simple accident led to the destruction of the ship before the sun rose again. Burnt to the waterline, Missouri settled to the bottom and for eight and one half years, she defied all attempts to raise or remove her, and began to form a massive sand bar that threatened to ruin the most strategic harbor in the world. Professional divers pronounced the project impossible until an unknown Yankee from Massachusetts took upon the contract to raise the Missouri...
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