Annual Intellectual Theme


Academic Year 2022-23 Theme

Called to Serve: Military Leadership in a Democratic Republic

The academic year 2022-2023 is dedicated to the study of the military’s officer's role and relationship with society and our civilian leaders. Throughout the year, we will host events, podcasts, fireside chats, and panels focused on better understanding these relationships and stewarding the profession of arms.

The goal of the annual intellectual theme is to bring the West Point community together in a shared intellectual experience by encouraging interdisciplinary discourse and research. The theme shapes events over the year and works best when faculty, staff, and cadets are inspired by how their current interests can be framed with the theme in mind.


Supporting Events

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Additional Information


Celebrating West Point Authors

Haig Room in Jefferson Hall

October 24, 2022
12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUSA) 73

Restoring the Promise of Democracy and Global Order

November 2-5, 2022

Joint Service Academy Cybersecurity Summit

Crest Hall, Eisenhower Hall

April 4-5, 2023
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

MWI Call for Essays

Call for Essays on Civ Mil Relations and Modern War

Deadline October 15, 2022

Department of Social Sciences Lunchtime Lecture Series

SOSH Conference Room, LH100, from 1200-1300. Feel free to bring your lunch.

October 26-November 30th

Future Themes

AY 2023-24: Innovation, Technology, and the Future of National Defense