Roundtable combines military, social sciences

Military officers and university professors will put their heads together this week to see how the application of social sciences might save lives for both sides in battle.

“An informed military and a well-educated military will kill fewer people rather than more people,” Kansas University anthropology professor Felix Moos said.

Moos will be one of several professors who will take part in a two-day military-social science roundtable discussion Thursday and Friday at the Dole Institute of Politics on the KU campus.

The event will start at 9 a.m. Thursday with an opening speech by Fort Leavenworth Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Caldwell.

The first day of discussions will focus on subjects researched by teams of two – a professor along with a military officer who has been deployed to a world trouble spot.

The second day of the roundtable will include presentations by foreign liaison officers at Fort Leavenworth, who will discuss their experiences with the American military.