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AV-271091-20

St. John Fisher College (Rochester, NY 14618-3597)
Carolyn Vacca (Project Director: October 2019 to present)
Frederick Henry Dotolo (Co Project Director: March 2020 to present)
Dialogues on Ethics, Civic Engagement, and Military Service

An expansion of a 2017 Dialogues on the Experience of War public discussion program for veterans in the greater Rochester community, which trains student veterans to lead discussions of ethics, civic engagement, and the experiences of war and military service.

The project will provide insight into historical resonance of war experiences and the applicability of that resonance to our understanding of pressing moral and ethical issues through the implementation of a series of training and discussion opportunities, emphasizing the study of humanities sources about war, culminating in a variety of public discussions. Through the Discussion Leader preparation program and then the Discussion on the Experiences of War program, held in veteran-serving community sites, the following goals will be achieved: 1. Facilitate the sharing of experiences by applying best practices in text-based discussion. 2. Provide veterans and their families the tools and an environment in which to better understand their wartime experience, through the examination of theoretical and doctrinal issues of recent wars. 3. Enable veterans and their families to learn about the theory and practice of small wars and examine duty, patriotism, and loyalty in those conflicts.

Project fields:
Literature, General; Military History; U.S. History

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,263 (approved)
$99,263 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2020 – 4/30/2022