The National Defense University is one of the only American institutions that intentionally brings together members of military, the government, civilians, and industry to help shape tomorrow’s national defense, national security and diplomatic leaders with professional military education.
The McNair Colloquia presents an opportunity for NDU faculty and students, and national security scholars and practitioners to engage and enrich the research and learning environment across the university.
On May 7, 2022, the National Defense University and National Defense University Foundation convened a McNair Colloquium featuring a moderated discussion with Ambassador (ret.) Marie Yovanovitch, author of Lessons from the Edge. Ambassador Yovanovitch is a Senior Fellow in the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She first joined ISD as a Senior State Department Fellow in the spring of 2019 after three years as the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (2016-2019). In addition, Ambassador Yovanovitch is a member of the NDU National Hall of Fame, former deputy commandant of the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, and is a 2001 graduate of the National War College.
Dr. Mary Redshaw, Chair, Defense Strategy, Resourcing and Acquisition Department at the Eisenhower School facilitated the discussion. A book signing followed the on-stage conversation.
While this event is not open to the public, it demonstrates the dynamic and world-class academic and education experiences provided to the students enrolled at NDU.