The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will hold a Crisis Diplomacy lunch seminar on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. in 002 Robertson Hall. Col. Sam Gardiner, United States Air Force (retired), will be the featured speaker and will present a war game analysis of the current situation in Syria. Lunch will be served at the session. To attend, RSVP to Angella Matheney.
Col. Sam Gardiner, US Air Force (retired), works on strategic issues. He has taught strategy at the National War College, Air War College, Army War College and Naval War College. In addition, he was a visiting scholar at the Swedish Defense College. He has been involved with and facilitated State Department strategy reviews on Burma, Kosovo, Haiti, Bangladesh, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Sudan and Afghanistan. He designs and conducts war games. He has conducted games for the Air Force, Navy, Army, CIA, and Defense Intelligence Agency and the State Department. He has conducted numerous war games on the military options for Iran and written extensively about the issue. He recently conducted a war game focused on Syria.