Programs and Events

Pritzker Military Museum & Library hosts a range of events — including lectures with distinguished authors and military personnel, movie screenings, and family programs. In addition to events, the Museum & Library showcases a variety of military artifacts and regalia in its rotating and permanent Museum exhibits.

 

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2024 Pritzker Military Symposium 

Assessing Global Security - Pritzker Military Symposium

Assessing Global Security

April 27, 2024

The stakes in global security are rapidly changing. The Pritzker Military Museum & Library's 2024 Symposium: Assessing Global Security brings together leading academic, government, and military experts for a day-long discussion on the historical context, current effectiveness, and future direction of the military’s role in global security.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

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WWI Series Part II: World War I and the Foundations of American Intelligence with Mark Stout

Virtual Moderated Book Talk

February 27, 2024 | 6:00 PM

Dive deeper into American’s intelligence history with author and global security historian Mark Stout as he discusses his new book, "World War I and the Foundations of American Intelligence.” The book examines the Army, Navy, and State Department’s increasing reliance on intelligence personnel around the globe during the Great War to create a new professional practitioner that transcended the Armistice to active peacetime service leading up to the founding of the Office of Strategic Services in World War II. In partnership with the Spy Museum International.

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2054 Book Talk with Admiral James Stavridis and Margaret Hoover

Moderated Book Talk

March 9, 2024 | 1:30 PM

At this exclusive event, Admiral James Stavridis, retired Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, and Margaret Hoover, PBS television host of Firing Line, discuss the soon-to-be-released book, 2054. This sequel to New York Times best seller 2034 blends fiction with well-informed predictions of the potential geopolitical impact of America’s violent partisan divide combined with cyber breaches, biotech, and AI singularity, to explore how it could change not just the fate of American democracy, but the entire world order. (In-person and live-stream options available)

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The Medal of Honor

Education Webinar

March 21, 2024 | 12:00 PM

The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious of all military awards and is awarded only to those who have performed the most outstanding acts of courage – acts that go “above and beyond the call of duty.” This medal is so important that the President of the United States themself presents it to the recipients! The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is pleased to join with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society to explore our own Medal of Honor exhibit, the history of the medal, and stories of the brave men who earned this recognition.

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