WHAT: As a center of international security in the heartland of America, the Chicago Project on Security & Threats (CPOST), a research institute at the University of Chicago, will launch its inaugural Hagel Leadership Lecture, Building Stability in a Contentious World.
The event will feature a keynote address by Madeleine Albright, the 64th Secretary of State, along with a panel discussion featuring former Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, and Secretary Albright, moderated by CPOST Director Dr. Robert Pape.
Discussion will focus on why civil discourse and an all-American approach to national security challenges is needed now more than ever, the importance and impact of America’s heartland in national defense strategy, and how principled foreign policies that align with US international allies and partners serve our country in today’s world.
The lecture is the first in a series of annual leadership events hosted by Secretary Hagel and CPOST to better prepare tomorrow’s leaders to address the most critical issues facing the United States.
The University of Chicago Division of the Social Sciences is pleased to provide up to $50,000 in funds to match sponsorships of the Hagel Initiative.
WHEN: Thursday May 30, 2019 5:30pm – 7:00pm
WHERE: The University of Chicago
Mandel Hall | 1131 E 57th Street Chicago, IL 60637
Madeleine Albright, 64th Secretary of State
Chuck Hagel, 24th Secretary of Defense
TICKETS: Tickets are available on Eventbrite
MEDIA CHECK IN opens at 4:00pm and ends at 5:15pm CT (May 30). Only those registered will be admitted into Mandel Hall.
ABOUT THE CHICAGO PROJECT ON SECURITY & THREATS (CPOST)
The Chicago Project on Security & Threats (CPOST), a research institute at the University of Chicago, shapes high-level security strategy through data-driven, non-partisan research into emerging threats. CPOST is committed to a scholarship with impact, closing the knowledge gap on terrorism and international security to inform policymakers and aide national defense.
ABOUT THE HAGEL INITIATIVE AT CPOST
As a former secretary of defense, former member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Intelligence Committees, and a Vietnam veteran, Sen. Chuck Hagel brings unparalleled experience to his analyses of emerging threats to America. His call for an all-American approach to national security challenges finds a natural home in Chicago, the all-American city. The University of Chicago’s long tradition of independent, intellectual leadership in international security and commitment to civil discourse provides the perfect forum to promote civil politics.