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Capt. Erik Wright, National Security Affairs Department, was the culminating guest speaker for 5th grade students from Quidnessette Elementary School participating in a 3-week afternoon program at Starbase Atlantis in Perry Hall on June 11.  The goal of Starbase is to raise the interest and improve the knowledge and skills of youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Starbase partners with various Rhode island schools to expose youth to both technological environments and positive role models that can be found on military bases and installations via a curriculum that meets or exceeds the national standards. Wright's discussion focused on the relevance of STEM to the Navy and to society in general, and also stressed the importance of education.

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Professor Schmitt, International Law Department, participated in the "Expert Meeting on Strengthening Compliance with International Humanitarian Law" at the ICRC Headquarters in Geneva, May 31 - June 1. The meeting was designed to bring a small select group of international law scholars together to brainstorm how law of war compliance and enforcement might be enhanced through new or revised procedures, mechanisms or institutions.

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Professors Tom Fedyszyn and Jim Cook, National Security Affairs Department, attended the international conference, "Azerbaijan and NATO Partnership after the Chicago Summit", held in Baku, Azerbaijan, on June 8.  The conference was organized by the Romanian Embassy and the Confederation of Azerbaijan Lawyers and Parliamentarians.  The conference received wide local media coverage and was designed to inform the local populace of the progress made by NATO in reaching out to its partners.    
 

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Dr. Martin L. Cook, College of Operational & Strategic Leadership, led an Officer Development session for the officers of the 3rd Chemical Brigade at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., on June 8.  This is the last of a series of OPDs Dr. Cook and Dr. Tom Gibbons have provided to the Brigade throughout the year by Videoteleconfence and one previous site visit by Dr. Gibbons.

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From U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs


Posted by Alyssa Menard