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On April 6, The University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy and The War Horse News will host a day-long convening where members of the public are invited to discuss the human impact of military service with legendary journalists, world-class scholars, and the senior government officials shaping the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Featured speakers include Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough, Jon Stewart, Bob Woodward, Medal of Honor recipient and retired Army Capt. (retired) Florent Groberg, Michèle Flournoy, former undersecretary of defense for policy.
Inspired by The War Horse’s award-winning journalism and a Harris-authored white paper about how military “news deserts” threaten national security, The War Horse Symposium will explore the intersection of solutions journalism and public policy while promoting discourse and civic engagement about military and veterans issues across the United States.
OMAC will host a lunchtime panel discussion with VA Secretary Denis McDonough, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Jim McCloughan, and USAF Major General (retired) John Borling. John Burrows, Senior Lecturer from the Harris School will moderate the panel.