The Marshall Center’s 70th Anniversary Symposium

The Relevance of George C. Marshall’s Vision to Transatlantic Relations Today

The George C. Marshall House
Leesburg, Virginia
June 5, 2017

9:00 a.m.   Registration and Refreshments

9:30 a.m.   Welcome

Patricia Magee Daly, President, George C. Marshall International Center

Introductory Remarks

Lt. Gen. Susan S. Lawrence (U.S. Army, ret.), Board Chair, GCMIC

His Excellency David O’Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States of America

10:00 a.m.   Panel – The History of the Marshall Plan: Its Origins and Legacy

Moderator: Erik Brattberg, Director, Europe Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC


Dr. Barry Machado, Washington & Lee (ret.), “New Light on the Origins of the Marshall Plan”

Herr Nico Lange, Director, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung USA, “Adenauer, the Marshall Plan, and a Coordinated European Economy”

Dr. Guenter Bischof, University New Orleans, “After All These Years: The Marshall Plan is Alive and Well in Austria”

12:00 a.m.   Buffet Luncheon

Introductions of Keynote Speaker

Dirk Wouters, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the United States of America

John (Jay) B. Adams, Jr., Board Chair, George C. Marshall Foundation 

Keynote Speaker

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

2:00 p.m.   Panel – The Relevance of The Marshall Plan: Security, Relief, and Reconstruction

Moderator: David Ignatius, The Washington Post 


Derek Chollet, German Marshall Fund of the US, “The Marshall Legacy in an Era of Disorder”

Dr. Eliot Sorel, George Washington University, “The Marshall Plan: Is it Relevant to the Twenty-First Century?”

Stephen Gannon, Independent Food Security Consultant, “Food Security as Global and National (in) Security, a Field Perspective”

4:00 p.m.   Introduction of Closing Keynote Speaker

Dr. Dan Hamilton, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor, School of Advanced Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Closing Keynote Speaker

Dr. Heinz Fischer, President of Austria 2004-2016, “Austria and the Marshall Plan”

4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

Col. David Gray (US Army, ret.), Director, Center for Leadership and Ethics, Virginia Military Institute

4:40 p.m.   Reception on Marshall House Stone Court Patio

6:00 p.m.   Concert for the Community

U.S. Army Brass Quintet from the U.S. Army Band