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MARCH 16, 2023

The War in Ukraine: One Year Later and other Challenges

Dr. Jeff McCausland, Colonel U.S.
Army (retired), former Dean of Academics at the U.S. Army War College,
and currently a visiting professor of national security at Dickinson College.
Program Abstract:  In 1859 the British author, Charles Dickens published his famous book, A Tale of Two Cities.  It began with the words “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, …”.  The novel was set in London and Paris during the French Revolution.  Ironically, it arrived in America shortly before the American Civil War.  Throughout the book, Dickens described both the light and darkness the world confronted at that transformational moment.  
In many ways, the United States and the world are at a similar moment in 2023.  We are emerging from a global pandemic but are confronted by the challenges of the largest war in Europe since World War II.  This is an inflection point in our history.  Major challenges and opportunities loom on the horizon.
What is the state of the ongoing war in Ukraine as we now move into the second year?  What are the possible scenarios and outcomes that may result?  The U.S. is also threatened by the rise of China as both a military and economic superpower.  Can we manage this relationship to ensure it remains a competition as opposed to a confrontation?  Furthermore, we must also deal with threats posed by North Korea, Iran, and global climate change.
All of these challenges will test the willpower, resources, and cohesion of the American people.  Perhaps we should remember the words of Helen Keller, “Alone we can do so little.  Together we can do so much.” 

Dr. Jeff McCausland is the founder and CEO of Diamond6 Leadership and Strategy, LLC. He also serves as a Visiting Professor of International Security Affairs at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.   Dr. McCausland is also a former Distinguished Visiting and Minerva Chairholder at the United States Army War College.  He is a retired U.S. Army Colonel, holds a Masters and PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and is a West Point graduate.  Dr. McCausland’s military assignments include:  the Pentagon; command of an artillery battalion during the Gulf War; Dean of the Army War College; and National Security Council Staff, the White House during the Kosovo crisis.
Since retiring from the military, Dr. McCausland has served as a Chaired Professor of Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy and subsequently a Visiting Professor at the Penn State Graduate School of International Affairs.  He has been a national security consultant for CBS radio and television since 2003 and is also a Senior Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the Naval Academy.  He has published and lectured broadly, both in the United States and over twenty-five foreign countries, on national security affairs, NATO, the wars in Afghanistan/Iraq, the Ukraine War, and leadership development.  He is the co-author of a recent book, Battle Tested!  Gettysburg Leadership Lessons for 21st Century Leaders.

Recent Publications:  

Battle Tested!: Gettysburg Leadership Lessons for 21st Century Leaders,   Post Hill Press (September 1, 2020), 272 pages. Website:
KNOW MORE ~ Listen to Dr.McCausland’s DECISIVE POINT podcast “Putin Chooses between a Series of Bad Options”.

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