Stories from Wartime

Every spring semester for the past 23 years, Regis University’s Center for the Study of War Experience has led a public history series, "Stories from Wartime," featuring veterans and civilians sharing their wartime experiences. The moderated panels have represented WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This year, the Center partners with the Arvada Center to bring its panels to a larger public audience.

These events are free and open to the public. If you wish to attend, please register in advance.

The Combat Experience

Feb. 7, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Combat veterans from the wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan discuss their experiences and share personal reflections. The intergenerational panel touches on perennial war themes and the lasting consequences of battle.

The Korean War and its Legacy

Feb. 28, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Through lecture and conversation, the modern history of Korea and its current consequences will be placed in historical context. The moderated panel will include the voices of those who experienced the Korean War from 1950-1953.

Race, Gender and the Military

March 21, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Is the military at the forefront of social change or a reactionary institution dedicated to the maintenance of the status quo? The panel will explore complex issues of gender and race, particularly as they relate to traditionally marginalized groups.

The “Othering” of Perceived Enemies

April 11, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Focusing on the WWII internment of Japanese-American, the topic grapples with what it means to conceptualize the enemy and the experience of those who may appear to be like them.

The Complexities of Commemoration

April 25, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


How do Americans remember war? Controversies about remembrance reveal the ways in which commemoration is about the past and the present. The evening’s focus is on how war is remembered, written about, and presented in the aftermath of conflict. Featuring Adam Hochschild, author of To End All Wars and King Leopold's Ghost, and Alex Kershaw, author of The Liberator and The Longest Winter.