BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 16.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Eastern Standard Time BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:16011104T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=1SU;BYMONTH=11 TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:16010311T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=2SU;BYMONTH=3 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT CLASS:PUBLIC CREATED:20220722T141946Z DESCRIPTION:THIS COLLOQUIUM IS HYBRID IN PARSONS AUDITORIUM AND ON ZOOM.GOV \n \nJHU/APL Colloquium - www.jhuapl.edu/colloquium \n \nTOPIC: What Was Nimitz Thinking?: An Analysis of Amer ican Battle Planning for Midway\n \nSPEAKER: Jon Parshall\, Historian and Author\n \nThis talk will cover the following topics:\n• A quick s ummarization of the Battle\, its origins\, outcome\, and strategic implica tions\n• A detailed look at how Admiral Chester Nimitz\, the Comman der-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet\, approached planning for the battl e\, particularly in light of the long odds he potentially faced\, and conf licting intelligence estimates regarding Japanese forces. I will show that the role of “Point Luck\,” which was the rallying point for the U.S. carriers prior to the battle\, has been misunderstood in every subsequent history of the battle\, but acted as an important tool in how Nimitz appro ached risk management for the battle.\n• Last\, various counterfact ual scenarios around the battle will be examined using a newly-published s tochastic model. This approach yields some interesting conclusions\, and r esults in new understandings regarding the likely outcomes for the Japanes e given their own battle plan and scouting.\n \nJonathan Parshall is an in dependent WWII scholar. He is co-author of Shattered Sword: The Untold Sto ry of the Battle of Midway\, which is widely acclaimed as the definitive a ccount of that crucial battle. He is also co-author of the shortly forthco ming Fighting in the Dark: Naval Combat at Night\, 1904-1944. Parshall has been widely published in the Naval War College Review\, Naval Institute P roceedings\, Naval History magazine\, WWII magazine\, Wartime (the journal of the Australian War Memorial)\, and others. He established “The Imper ial Japanese Navy Homepage” (www.combinedfleet.com) at the dawn of the i nternet in 1995\, and has been its curator since.\n \nParshall has also be en a long-time lecturer for the U.S. Naval War College\, and a frequent sp eaker at the National WWII Museum\, the National Museum of the Pacific War \, the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum\, the Pritzker Military Museum and Lib rary\, and others. He has appeared on the Discovery Channel\, History Chan nel\, Smithsonian\, the BBC\, and most recently on NetFlix’s “Road to Victory” series. He was a technical advisor to the remake of the movie “Midway\,” as well as other TV shows. His research for the past twelve years has focused on a forthcoming new history of the year 1942. Jon live s in Minneapolis with his wife\, two children\, and two cats. In addition to writing\, he enjoys cycling with his spouse\, traveling\, playing the b ass and drums\, and mixing a great cocktail.\n \n_________________________ _______\n\n \nYou are invited to a Zoom webinar.\nWhen: Sep 30\, 2022 02:0 0 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)\nTopic: Colloquium - Jonathan Parshall\n \nPlease click the link below to join the webinar:\nhttps://jhuapl.zoomgo v.com/j/1604404624?pwd=QUdFNVhlV2kvSEJHY3czeTBHdmFvZz09\nPasscode: 305708\ nOr One tap mobile : \n US: +16692545252\,\,1604404624#\,\,\,\,*305708# or +16468287666\,\,1604404624#\,\,\,\,*305708# \nOr Telephone:\n Dial (for higher quality\, dial a number based on your current location):\n US: +1 669 254 5252 or +1 646 828 7666 or +1 551 285 1373 or +1 669 216 1590 or 833 568 8864 (Toll Free)\nWebinar ID: 160 440 4624\nPasscode : 305708\n International numbers available: https://jhuapl.zoomgov.com/ u/aAvRvHY2\n \nOr an H.323/SIP room system:\n H.323: 161.199.138.10 (US West) or 161.199.136.10 (US East)\n Meeting ID: 160 440 4624\n Pass code: 305708\n SIP: 1604404624@sip.zoomgov.com\n Passcode: 305708\n \n \n DTEND;TZID="Eastern Standard Time":20220930T150000 DTSTAMP:20220722T141947Z DTSTART;TZID="Eastern Standard Time":20220930T140000 LAST-MODIFIED:20220722T141946Z LOCATION:Parsons Auditorium and Zoom.gov webinar PRIORITY:5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-us:Colloquium - Jon Parshall - Historian and Author TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E0080000000040941F788296D801000000000000000 010000000AC563D2DEEDDBF41A5ECCDEC59BDECA4 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

THIS COLLOQUIUM IS HYBRID IN PARSONS AUDITORIUM AND ON ZOOM.GOV

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JHU/APL Colloquium - www.jhu apl.edu/colloquium 

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TOPIC:  What Was Nimitz Think ing?: An Analysis of American Battle Planning for Midway

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SPEAKER:  Jon Parshall\, Historian and Author< /b>

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This talk will cover the following topics:

•\; \; \; \; \; \; A quick summarization of the Battle\, its origins\, outcome\, and strategic implications

< span style='font-size:12.0pt\;mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt\;font-family:"Aria l"\,sans-serif\;mso-fareast-font-family:Arial'>•\; \; \; \ ; \; \; A detailed look at how Admiral Chester Nimit z\, the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet\, approached planning for the battle\, particularly in light of the long odds he potentially fa ced\, and conflicting intelligence estimates regarding Japanese forces. I will show that the role of “\;Point Luck\,”\; which was the rall ying point for the U.S. carriers prior to the battle\, has been misunderst ood in every subsequent history of the battle\, but acted as an important tool in how Nimitz approached risk management for the battle.

•\; \; \; \; \; \; Last\, va rious counterfactual scenarios around the battle will be examined using a newly-published stochastic model. This approach yields some interesting co nclusions\, and results in new understandings regarding the likely outcome s for the Japanese given their own battle plan and scouting.

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Jonathan Pa rshall is an independent WWII scholar. He is c o-author of Shattered Sword: The Unt old Story of the Battle of Midway\, which is widely acclaimed as the d efinitive account of that crucial battle. He is also co-author of the shor tly forthcoming Fighting in the Dark: Naval Combat at Night\, 1904-1944 . Parshall has been widely published in the Naval War College Review\, Naval Institute Proceedings\, Naval History magazine\, WWII magazine\, Wartime (the journal of the Australian War Memorial)\, and oth ers. He established “\;The Imperial Japanese Navy Homepage”\; (w ww.combinedfleet.com) at the dawn of the internet in 1995\, and has been i ts curator since.

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Par shall has also been a long-time lecturer for the U .S. Naval War College\, and a frequent speaker at the National WWII Museum \, the National Museum of the Pacific War\, the Pearl Harbor Aviation Muse um\, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library\, and others. He has appeare d on the Discovery Channel\, History Channel\, Smithsonian\, the BBC\, and most recently on NetFlix’\;s “\;Road to Victory”\; series. He was a technical advisor to the remake of the movie “\;Midway\,”\; as well as other TV shows. His research fo r the past twelve years has focused on a forthcoming new history of the ye ar 1942. Jon lives in Minneapolis with his wife\, two children\, and two c ats. In addition to writing\, he enjoys cycling with his spouse\, travelin g\, playing the bass and drums\, and mixing a great cocktail.

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You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Sep 30\, 2022 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Colloquium - Jonathan Parshall

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P lease click the link below to join the webinar:

https://jhuapl.zoomgov.com/j/1604404624?pwd=QUdFNVhlV2kvSEJHY3czeTBHdm FvZz09

Passcode: 305708

Or One tap mobile :

 \; \ ; \; \;US: +16692545252\,\,1604404624#\,\,\,\,*305708# \; or + 16468287666\,\,1604404624#\,\,\,\,*305708#

Or Telephone:

 \; \; \; Dial(for higher quality\, dial a number based on your current location):

 \; \; \; \; \; \; \; US: +1 669 254 5252 \; or +1 646 828 7666 \; or +1 551 285 1373 \ ; or +1 669 216 1590 \; or 833 568 8864 (Toll Free)< /p>

Webinar ID: 160 440 4624

Passcod e: 305708

 \; \; \; Internationa l numbers available: https://jhuapl.zoomgov.com/u/aAvRvHY2

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Or an H.323/SIP room system:

 \; \; \; H.323: 161.199 .138.10 (US West) or 161.199.136.10 (US East)

 \; \; \; Meeting ID: 160 440 4624

 \; \; \; Passcode: 305708

 \; \; \; SIP: 1604404624@sip.zoomgov.com

 \; \; \; Passcode: 305708

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