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A sampling of content from around the University that honors those in the Harvard community who are veterans of military service and those serving around the world today.
||Winston Churchill, 1943 (Harvard Voices)||After receiving an honorary degree, Prime Minister Winston Churchill spoke in Harvard Yard to U.S. military forces in training on September 6, 1943.||11/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Colin Powell, 1993 (Harvard Voices)||General Colin Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in his commencement address in 1993, recalled the long tradition of Harvard and the military, and reminded graduates of America's responsibilities around the world as it entered into a new era of peace on prosperity.||11/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoJFK50: Members of the Military at HKS Reflect on JFK Legacy (Harvard Kennedy School)||Lt. Col. Jerry Carter, Capt. Aaron Scheinberg, Former Capt. Sayce Falk and Lt. Cmdr. Jo Cousins discuss the legacy of JFK in regards to military service.||11/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoGeneral Raymond T. Odierno: Commanding General, Joint Forces Command (Institute of Politics)||General Raymond Odierno, Commander of the United States Joint Forces Command, spoke to a capacity audience about the importance of leadership in a complex environment.||11/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoA Panel Discussion on the PBS series "Women War and Peace" (Institute of Politics)||A discussion about the roles of women during war and their involvement in peace processes with Helen Benedict, Author of Sand Queen; Abigail Disney, Executive Producer of Women War and Peace; LTC Elizabeth Medina, Harvard National Security Fellow; Sahana Dharmapuri (Moderator), Carr Center Fellow October 4, 2011||11/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoSigning ceremony welcoming ROTC to Harvard||Harvard University will again host a Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program on campus. The agreement, signed Friday afternoon, March 4, at Loeb House by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and President Drew Faust, will end a 40-year hiatus. Watch and listen to Presdient Drew Faust and Secretary Mabus' speech at the event.||11/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoCampus Leaders||U.S. Navy Captain Curtis R. Stevens, Midshipman 1st class Evan Roth '12, and Midshipman 3rd class Catherine Philbin '14 discuss the demands and rewards of life in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps at Harvard University.||11/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||VideoThe Return of ROTC||Among the top Harvard stories of 2011 was the return of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) to campus after an absence of 40 years. In March, the University signed an agreement with the Navy. By September, offices had opened in Hilles Hall for the Navy ROTC’s Old Ironsides Battalion.||11/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||VideoDisaster Response: The Military's Role from Japan to the Gulf||--||11/8/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||VideoJuliette Kayyem on Veterans (American Conversation Essentials)||Harvard Kennedy School lecturer Juliette Kayyem talks about the challenges of reintegrating America's war veterans.||11/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
Changed my perspective
Watching some of these videos opened up my thinking on military connections to universities. I have been one who has felt sympathetic to student movements to remove military recruiting sites from campuses. Yet, until a sufficient spiritual transformation occurs that obviates the need for national militaries, I can see some importance to having military service-members on campus, as students. To, as one of the ROTC students said, expose their perspective to future government policy-makers that arise from college student populations.
Chaplain John Connor
- Category: Society
- Language: English
- Copyright 2011 The President and Fellows of Harvard College