Five U.S. Army War College students and members of the Eisenhower Series College Program will speak on current social issues and the impact on America’s Armed Forces March 30 and 31 through the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center.

McConnell Scholars and alumni, along with more than 300 students from UofL, Bellarmine University and local high schools, will hear the senior officers discuss how they view the military’s role to help solve global problems of diplomacy.

During their two-day visit, members of the Eisenhower Series will also speak with UofL’s top leadership about UofL military initiatives, as well as with UofL Army and Air Force ROTC cadets.

Each Eisenhower Series member serves as the team’s specialist on specific national public policy issues including climate change, cyber security, disaster response, defense support to civil authority, childhood obesity and other topical issues.

UofL is among 10 universities nationwide to participate in this U.S. Army War College outreach program. Established in 1969, the series encourages dialogue on national security and public policy issues between its students and the public. War College students are selected to take part based on their experience, interest and knowledge of national public policy issues.

The U.S. Army War College, located in Carlisle Barracks, Pa., represents the highest level of education offered by the military services and is designed to equip select senior officers and civilians with the competencies required of strategic leaders of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Though the members will address government policies, the views they express are their own, based on personal experience, research and academic study.