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Video: "Fighting for the Ethical Use of Technology"
 

Naval Leadership Weekend 2014

NLW 2014 will be held from 20-23 FEB 2014 - please check this website periodically for updates.

NAVAL LEADERSHIP WEEKEND

For nineteen consecutive years, Naval ROTC midshipmen from around the country have met once a year at the University of Notre Dame to learn and discuss issues critical to their roles as future leaders in the Navy and Marine Corps. This two and a half day event provides an opportunity for Midshipmen from all across the country to step outside their classrooms and into an environment that continues their education and training as leaders by promoting a critical examination of the principles of leadership. It is a chance for Midshipmen to hear from successful leaders in both the military and civilian communities, providing them with the tools and information that will guide them to success beyond the realm of college and into their unceasing challenge to become superior military officers. 

HISTORY OF NOTRE DAME AND THE NAVY 

The University of Notre Dame and the United States Navy share a history steeped in tradition. At the onset of World War II, the university lost much of its enrollment to young men joining the military. Like many colleges during the early years of the war, Notre Dame started to face severe financial difficulties. Fortunately for the University, the Navy selected Notre Dame as a training location for its officer candidates. From 1942 to 1946, over 10,000 Notre Dame students were commissioned as officers in the United States Navy and Marine Corps as the Navy kept Notre Dame alive.

Here is Navy.mil article describing last year's weekend. Midshipmen share their thoughts on the weekend's events and speakers.

Fighting for the Ethical Use of Technology

Enhanced soldiers. Autonomous weapons systems. Ever-present surveillance. While these technologies hold great potential, it is critical to stop and address the question of when and how these new advancements should be used.