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Abilene, Kan. -  The Eisenhower, Roosevelt, and Truman Presidential Libraries invite emerging scholars to submit a presentation abstract to be a featured speaker during the annual D-Day Commemorative Symposium. The 2024 symposium will be held the first week of June and the theme is Waging Peace. The symposium is virtual only and will be streamed via YouTube.

Topics should explore the various global and domestic peace seeking efforts from 1932 until 1949. This can range from the American attempts at negotiating a ceasefire in Manchuria to Truman’s push for ending conflict and the implementation of the Marshall plan under General Eisenhower. 

Each program is scheduled for one hour. The guest speaker will present their topic for approximately 40 minutes allowing time for audience participation and questions at the end. Each program wraps up with a Scholar Spotlight where we get to know a little bit more about each of these up and coming scholars.

Submission packets should include the presentation abstract, applicant contact information, education status and academic goals summary. Email submission packets to with the subject line D-Day Symposium no later than April 21, 2024. Selected participants will be notified May 15 and will receive a modest honorarium.

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