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Corbett 100 at the US Naval Academy 2021 - 23 September 2021 to 24 September 2021

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The Corbett 100 Project will deliver a special panel at the US Naval Academy’s 2021 McMullen Naval History symposium.

This event will feature six prominent international academics speaking on the theme of maritime strategy. The panel: 'Corbett 100: Perspectives, Signs and Portents, Sir Julian Corbett’s Influence Today' is part of the King’s led Corbett 100 Project which marks the centenary of the death of British naval historian and maritime strategist Sir Julian Corbett (1854-1922).

 

Chair: James W E Smith, Department of War Studies.

Commentator: Professor Andrew Lambert, Laughton Chair of Naval History, Department of War Studies.

Speakers:

  • Captain Ryuj Hommyo, Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force, Maritime Command and Staff College - Sir Julian Corbett’s Strategy from the Japanese Perspective

  • Commander ‘BJ’ Armstrong US Navy, PhD (King’s College London), Permanent Military Professor History Department, US Naval Academy - Mahan v Corbett: The Grudge Match that Never Was

  • Commander David Kohnen, US Navy (Retired), PhD (King’s College London), Captain Tracy B Kittredge, Scholar for War Studies and Maritime History, US Naval War College - Sir Julian Corbett and American "Sea Power:" The Case for "Future History" and the Problem of Historical Mythologies in Contemporary Military and Naval Strategy

  • Lieutenant Commander Mark Bailey, Royal Australian Navy, PhD, Australian Defence Force Academy - Mahan, Corbett and the Protection of Trade: The View from Distant Oceans

 

This will be an in-person event at the US Naval Academy but with some panels digital or with digital attendance. Registration is required if attending digitally or in person by the US Naval Academy. These lectures will be made available online to non-attendees in the future.

 

Corbett 100

The project marks the centenary of the death of British naval historian and maritime strategist Sir Julian Corbett (1854-1922). It is a collaboration between the Laughton Unit, the U.S. Naval War College and Australian Naval Institute.

The project explores historical and contemporary national strategy and defence policy questions from naval history, maritime strategy, and strategic theory perspectives. The project reflects the 'spirit and intent' of Sir Julian's scholarship while mindful of his long service to the Royal Navy, UK Cabinet Office and Committee for Imperial Defence [CID]. Central to the project's efforts is his 1911 book 'Some Principals of Maritime Strategy' which significance, influence and importance have spread worldwide. The value and use of history as a repository of wisdom and ongoing development of strategic studies in their own right, coupled with the importance of debate over national strategy, is a core value.

Find out more about the Corbett 100 project

This will be an in person event with some presentations being done digitally for those attending the conference. These lectures will be made available online to non-attendees in the near future.


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23 September 2021 to 24 September 2021