Academic Conference March 2012

The Defence Forces’ Command and Staff School hosted an international academic conference on the subject of military education titled ‘Taking You a Stage Further… Military Education in the 21s Century.”

The event was conducted in collaboration with the National university of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM) with the aim of promoting high quality, relevant research in the Defence Forces as well as promoting the awareness of the educational activities and research being conducted within the organisation.

The conference marked the tenth anniversary of the strategic educational partnership with NUIM embodied in the MA in Leadership Management and Defence Studies (MA LMDS) offered to students on the Senior Command and Staff Course. The conference programme, list of speakers and submitted papers are now available on this website.

Conference Participants

Keynote Speakers

Professor Laura Cleary (Cranfield University)

Major-General Karl L E Engelbrektson (Swedish Milrep to the EU and NATO)

Dr John Nagl (President of the Center for a New American Security)

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Conference Papers

Listed before are some of the papers presented to the conference

Dr Laura R Cleary

Centre for International Security & Resilience - Cranfield University, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

A Clash of Cultures: Post-Modern Military Education in Modern and Pre-Modern Contexts

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John Nagl

President of the Center for a New American Security

A New era for Officership

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Lt Col Colin Magee and Dr Alan Okros

President of the Center for a New American Security

Canadian Perspectives on Growing 21st Century Strategic Artists

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Commandant Charles Dineen

Defence Forces Ireland

Military Education And Leadership Development

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Professor J. Stephen Shi

University of Georgia School of Law

The CAPSTONE Course and its Critical Role In Effective Civil-Military Relations in the United States

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Major Joseph C. Scott, US Military Academy

US Military Academy

Whither the History of the Military Art?

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Lt Col David Dignam 

Defence Forces Ireland

The Evolving Operational Paradigm And The Irish Defence Forces

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