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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Event Additional Information Time
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