petraeus bioWednesday, June 17, 2015

David Petraeus
U.S. Army General (Ret.) and Former CIA Director

We will close the season with one of the most decorated generals and prominent combat commanders in American history. Four-star General David Petraeus' distinguished military career spanned more than 37 years and culminated with six straight commands (five of which were in combat). He's widely credited with dramatically reducing the violence in Iraq and for halting the Taliban's momentum in Afghanistan when he led operations there.

Following his military service, Petraeus directed the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) overseeing significant achievements in America's global counterterrorism campaign, pursuing an initiative to increase worldwide intelligence coverage and bringing about the new Economic Security Center.

Over his career, Petraeus has received numerous U.S. military, State Department, NATO and United Nations awards and has been decorated by 12 foreign countries. Today he serves as chairman of the Global Institute of KKR, is a visiting professor of public policy at CUNY's Macaulay Honors College and is a Judge Widney Professor at the University of Southern California.

Spending an evening with him will provide deeper insights into the global challenges facing us today.

 

Location

Mendel Center, Lake Michigan College
2755 East Napier, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
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Upton Hall Members

Doors open 5 p.m. (Michigan time)
Dinner 6:15 p.m.
Speaker introduction 7:20 p.m.

Mainstage Auditorium Members

Doors open 6 p.m. (Michigan time) for social hour
Speaker introduction 6:55 p.m.

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