Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Part of the J. Sherwood McGinnis Jr. War, Peace and Justice Symposium

Transforming Conflict: Rethinking War, Peace, and Justice

Danielle Conway, Penn State Dickinson Law

James Dubik (moderator), Institute for the Study of War

Margee Ensign, American University of Nigeria (former president of Dickinson College)

David Hill, U.S. Army War College

John E. Jones, Dickinson College

This program is the prelude event to the J. Sherwood McGinnis, Jr. War, Peace and Justice Symposium scheduled for March 25 – April 9, 2022. The symposium will explore the complex interrelationships between war, peace, and justice. Of central concern is the question, “What outcomes do you, the American people, expect from the expenditure of national blood and treasure during conflict?” This panel discussion will address three essential questions: What is the nature and purpose of war? What is peace? And what is justice?

The J. Sherwood McGinnis, Jr. War, Peace and Justice Symposium is being developed in partnership with the Association of the U.S. Army, the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, the Cumberland County Historical Society, Dickinson College, the Joint Civil-Military Interaction Network, and Penn State Dickinson Law.  In addition, participating organizations include the U.S. Army War College and the U.S. Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute.  The symposium is sponsored by the Cor Christi Institute, Inc. a 501(c)(3) organization.

Biographies (provided by the panelists)

Headshot of Danielle ConwayDanielle M. Conway is the dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law. A leading expert in procurement law, entrepreneurship, intellectual property law, and licensing intellectual property,  Conway joined Dickinson Law after serving for four years as dean of the University of Maine School of Law and 14 years on the faculty of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law, where she was the inaugural Michael J. Marks Distinguished Professor of Business Law.

Prior to her deanships, Conway was a member of the faculties at the Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. She also served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Australia and later as chair in law at LaTrobe University, faculty of law & management in Australia. Conway is the author or editor of six books and casebooks as well as numerous book chapters, articles, and essays. Her scholarly agenda and speeches have focused on, among other areas, advocating for public education and for actualizing the rights of marginalized groups, including Indigenous Peoples, minoritized people, and members of rural communities. Conway’s most recent publication focuses on different aspects of building an antiracist law school, legal academy, and legal profession through leadership, vision priorities, and transformational diversity, equity, and inclusion-focused admissions and faculty and staff recruitment and retention.

Conway is the co-recipient of the inaugural Association of American Law Schools’ (AALS) Impact Award, which honors individuals who have had a significant, positive impact on legal education or the legal profession. Conway received this recognition for her work in establishing the Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project. Launched in June 2020, the project is a webpage for law deans, faculty and staff, and the public that contains resources and information related to addressing racism in law and legal education. Conway also serves as one of three co-chairs of the Select Penn State Presidential Commission on Racism, Bias, and Community Safety.

Conway earned her bachelor’s degree from New York University Stern School of Business, double majoring in finance and international business. She earned her J.D. degree, with honors, from the Howard University School of Law, where she graded on to the Howard Law Journal and served on the leadership board of the National Moot Court Team. She holds dual LL.M. degrees in Government Procurement Law and Environmental Law from the George Washington University Law School. She has been admitted to the bars in the District of Columbia, Hawai‘i, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Conway has been a member of the American Law Institute since 2004. She is an appointed member of the AALS Executive Committee, appointed to the Board of Directors of AccessLex Institute, and an appointed member of both the Pennsylvania Bar Association COVID-19 Task Force and the Joint Task Force on Continuity of Legal Services. In 2016, Dean Conway retired from the U.S. Army in the rank of lieutenant colonel after 27 years of combined active, reserve, and national guard service.

Headshot of James DubickLieutenant General James M. Dubik is a retired army lieutenant general with over 37 years of active service serving as infantryman, paratrooper, and ranger.  Dubick is a former commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division and former Commanding General of First U.S. Corps.  His last job on active duty was serving as commander of the Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq and the NATO Training Mission-Iraq during the “Surge” of 2007 and 2008.

Currently, Dubick serves as senior fellow at the Institute for the Study of War and Institute for Land Warfare as well as a 2021-2022 George Washington Research Fellow, the Fred W. Smith National Library. Dubick is  president and CEO of Dubik Associates, an international consulting firm with a focus on leader development, organizational change, and national strategic and intelligence issues.  He is also a board member and trustee of Leadership Roundtable, member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Security Advisory Council, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.

Dubick published over 200 essays, articles, monographs, op-eds, chapters in books, and forwards to books.  He is author of Just War Reconsidered:  Strategy, Ethics, and Theory, and  co-author with General Gordon Sullivan of Envisioning Future Warfare and recurring author in  Army Magazine. He is often quoted in print and on-line media. He is a frequent lecturer, panel member, and media analyst on national security issues.

Dubick is the recipient of the 2017 Thomas B. Hagan Dignitas Award, a member of the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame as well as a distinguished member of the U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment.

Dubick earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Arts and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.  He is a graduate of the Marine Corps’ Amphibious Warfare School, Army Command and General Staff College, and the Advanced Operational Studies Fellowship Program, U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies.  He completed an MIT fellowship program for national security studies as well as executive programs in national security at Harvard’s JFK School of Government and Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Dubick is a former professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Strategic Studies and former 2012-2013 General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership cosponsored by the U.S. Army War College, Dickinson College, and Penn State Law School.

Margee Ensign thumbnail headshotMargee Ensign is the president of American University of Nigeria (AUN), an American-style institution in the west African country’s northeast Adamawa State. Ensign held the university’s presidency from 2010 to 2017, when she returned to the U.S. to become Dickinson College’s 29th president. After four years at Dickinson, Ensign returned to AUN, where she felt called to continue the education and peace work she had started at the university. Her administration has been marked by its focus on establishing AUN as a “development university,” paired with the school’s extensive work in the community, sustainability and most notably the establishment of the Adamawa Peace Initiative (API), which successfully promoted peace and countered Boko Haram through education, humanitarian assistance for 300,000 refugees and youth empowerment.

Ensign has been internationally recognized for her pioneering work at AUN, including receiving the 2011 African Leadership Award in Educational Excellence, granted by London-based African Leadership Magazine. Rotary International made her a Paul Harris Fellow in 2012. In 2014, Ensign received the African Leadership Award from the World Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility. In 2015, the Women of Jama’atu Nasril Islam in Nigeria recognized her for her contributions to leadership, philanthropy and education of women and girls in northeast Nigeria.

During her time at Dickinson, Ensign launched a number of new initiatives that were interdisciplinary and global, stressing ethics, sustainability and community engagement. She also oversaw the creation of Dickinson’s first post-graduate program in conjunction with the U.S. Army War College in human security and humanitarian response. She was also instrumental in the work of the Carlisle Community Action Network and its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Headshot of David HillMajor General David (Dave) C. Hill serves as the 53rd Commandant of the U.S. Army War College. Hill received his commission from the United States Military Academy in 1990, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. He also holds a master of science degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri‐Rolla and a master of science degree in national security strategy from the National War College.
Hill began his army career as platoon leader and company executive officer, 37th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C., and aide de camp for the Deputy Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command, Pope AFB, N.C. He then served as the engineer staff officer and then company commander with the 1st Armored Division Engineer Brigade and the 16th Engineer Battalion in Bad Kreuznach and Giessen, Germany from 1996‐1999. Other assignments include combat engineer observer/controller, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., from 1999‐2001, and Battalion S3 and executive officer, 299th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas from 2002‐2004. He continued to serve at Fort Hood from 2004 to 2009, first as chief of training and chief of
operations, 4th Infantry Division, and then as commander, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division. Hill then served as the maneuver support human resource manager, U.S. Army Colonels Management Office, Rosslyn, Va., from 2009‐2010 before returning to Fort Hood as commander, 36th Engineer Brigade (2011‐2013). His operational assignments include Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Joint Endeavor and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Hill’s awards and decorations include the two Legion of Merit medals, three Bronze Star Medals, five Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, four Army Commendation Medals, six Army Achievement Medals, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

John Jones headshotJohn E. Jones III ’77 P’11 became interim president of Dickinson on July 1. He is slated to serve a two-year term. Jones previously served as chair of Dickinson’s board of trustees and recently retired as chief judge of the U.S. Middle District Court of Pennsylvania, a position to which he was appointed by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate in 2002.

Jones has presided over a number of high-profile cases, including the landmark case of Kitzmiller v. Dover School District, after which he held that it was unconstitutional to teach intelligent design within a public school science curriculum. He also resolved the matter of Whitewood v. Wolf by striking down as unconstitutional Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage. Jones co-chaired Pennsylvania Governor-elect Tom Ridge’s transition team and served as chair of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

Jones has received numerous accolades during his career. In 2006, Time Magazine named him as one of its Time 100 most influential people in the world. He was the recipient of the first John Marshall Judicial Independence Award given by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He also received the Geological Society of America’s President’s Medal and was inducted into the George Washington Spirit Society. An engaged alumnus and champion of the liberal arts, Jones was presented with an honorary doctorate in law and public policy from Dickinson College, where he also was recognized as one of the 25 most influential graduates in the college’s history.

Born and raised in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, he is a graduate of Mercersburg Academy, Dickinson College and Penn State Dickinson Law.