On April 6, The University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy and The War Horse News hosted a day-long convening where members of the public were 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 included Jon Stewart, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough, and Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks.
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 explored the intersection of solutions journalism and public policy while promoting discourse and civic engagement about military and veterans issues across the United States.
Katherine Baicker, Emmett Dedmon Professor and Provost, University of Chicago
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, Interim Dean, Harris School of Public Policy
Thomas Brennan, The War Horse News
Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Former Associate Editor, The Washington Post
David Chrisinger, Harris School of Public Policy
Dan Clare, Disabled American Veterans
Michèle Flournoy, CNAS
Retired Army Capt. Florent Groberg
Kelly Kennedy, The War Horse News
Sam Kille, Report for America
Capt. Derek Moore, National Guard
Valerie Suttee, Librarian, Writer, and 35-Year Marine Corps Spouse
Bob Woodward, The Washington Post
Find the full schedule for the symposium here.