IUS 2013 Presidential Address: "Three Challenges We Face"
A transcript is now available of the address delivered by James Burk, the incoming Chair and President of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, at the Seminarís 2013 biennial meetings held in Chicago, on 26 October 2013:
Thank you, Jay, for your strong leadership of IUS and for your friendship over many years, and I hope, for many years to come. I also want to thank the IUS staff, who have worked so hard and so effectively to make this conference a success. I am only beginning to understand the tremendous amount of work it is to ensure that our meetings run without a hitch, as these have done. Jay has assembled a good team. I am happy to say, while Jay is stepping down, the IUS team remains in place.
The IUS Expands to Social Media
The IUS has expanded our online presence by setting up accounts on each of the main social networks. From Twitter and Facebook to Google+ and LinkedIn, the IUS's new social media initiative will notify you of all IUS updates. In addition to news from the IUS, we're going to be working to use each of these hubs to allow IUS Fellows to meet and sustain the kind of professional relationships that make Fellowship such a worthwhile pursuit.
Social networking allows organizations like the IUS to continue the conference experience to our membership through the entire year by providing discussion platforms for research, opportunities, and conversation. With the addition of a YouTube account, we'll also be able to make video content available.
There's no need to follow every account; information will be shared across all platforms while continuing to be posted here on the IUS website. Add the IUS on your preferred network and you'll start connecting with your peers instantaneously.
IUS 2011 Presidential Address by Dr. John Allen Williams
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The Morris Janowitz Career Achievement Award is awarded by the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society to a limited number of senior scholars whose careers most demonstrate excellence in the study of armed forces and society and important service to the discipline.