Nancy Sherman, Author, Afterwar (forthcoming May 2015)
Sally Spencer-Thomas, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Carson J. Spencer Foundation
Moderated by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
Mike Monroe served as an infantry/Force Recon officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and upon leaving the military he worked for the CIA. After his time at the CIA, Mike relocated to New York City where he started his own fitness and training company. Mike later worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency which led to a deployment to Afghanistan as part of a special task force supporting the U.S. Special Operations Command. Mike also worked at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), focusing on vulnerabilities within transportation systems. Before joining TR, Mike’s passion led him to service at Points of Light where he was responsible for building programs that help veterans, military members, and their families.
Nancy Sherman is a distinguished University Professor and Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. She is a faculty affiliate of Georgetown’s Kennedy Institute and teaches on occasion at Georgetown University Law Center. In 1997-1999, she served as the inaugural holder of the Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the United States Naval Academy. She is the author of The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of our Soldiers (W.W. Norton 2010); Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy Behind the Military Mind (Oxford 2005); Making A Necessity of Virtue: Aristotle and Kant on Virtue (Cambridge 1997); The Fabric of Character: Aristotle’s Theory of Virtue (Oxford 1989). She is also the editor of Critical Essays on the Classics: Aristotle’s Ethics (Rowman and Littlefield 1999).
As a Clinical Psychologist, mental health advocate, faculty member and survivor of her brother Carson’s suicide, Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas sees the issues of suicide prevention from many perspectives. Currently she is the CEO of CJSF and the Survivor Division Chair for the American Association for Suicidology.
Sally Spencer-Thomas, psychologist and Co-Founder of the Carson J. Spencer Foundation, discusses why young white males are considered '"double jeopardy" for suicide risk, and how this relates to veterans.