On Sunday November 11, 2018 the world paused to reflect on the centenary armistice of WWI. The memory of war weighs heavy on the next generation of leaders, these are current students interested in military affairs. The Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy held their ambitious 'Staff Ride' in Europe, traversing WWI battlefields and memorials. Staff rides are opportunities for students to role play military and war-period characters alongside faculty and military experts to learn the stakes of war.
Led by Professor Peter Feaver, students debated strategy from the perspective of embroiled contemporaries of WWI to learn the trust costs and sacrifices of leadership. Political science undergraduates and graduate students participated in, and helped lead, this tour across European battlefields and memorials. The video embedded below, highlights their experience.