Intelligent Disobedience at the Virginia Military Institute
The Virginia Military Institute is the oldest public senior military college in the United States. Its history and culture represent both the aspirational values and the contradictions in our lived experience as a nation. I was honored to work with its Center for Leadership and Ethics as the opening speaker in this year’s conference on “Principled Dissent: Navigating Moral Challenges.” Following my talk, participants organized into small working groups to practice one of the tools of Intelligent Disobedience that I developed. The methodology is summarized in the mnemonic “Blink-Think-Choice-Voice”.
VMI made its own adaptation of my video on this topic and I am grateful to be able to share it with you for your use and discussion. I applaud VMI for its commitment to change, which will always encounter headwinds and require perseverance.