As global tensions rise, join two icons of foreign policy to explore ways to find common ground.
Common Ground Committee, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering civil public discourse in politics, is thrilled to partner with the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University to welcome General David H. Petraeus (US Army, Retired) and Ambassador Susan E. Rice to a public forum on global relations. As a Director of the CIA and one of America’s most prominent military figures of the post-9/11 era, Petraeus led the way in the global war on terror. As United States National Security Advisor (2013-2017) and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2009-2013), Rice shaped foreign policy and promoted human rights. As tensions with China, North Korea, Russia and the Middle East continue to rise, join these two icons of foreign policy for a candid conversation on how we can continue to find common ground on the new Cold War.
Finding Common Ground on the New Cold War
with General David Petraeus & Ambassador Susan Rice
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – 7 pm
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
Fairfax, Virginia Campus
Johnson Center – Dewberry Hall
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
About the Speakers
General David Petraeus
General David H. Petraeus is one of America’s most prominent military figures of the post-9/11 era. During his 37-year career in the US Army he had six consecutive commands in countries ranging from Cold War Europe to Iraq and Afghanistan, where he oversaw counterinsurgency efforts. After retiring from the military, he served as Director of the CIA and led initiatives to combat the global war on terror. A recipient of numerous military honors and a top graduate of the United States Military Academy and the U.S. Army’s challenging Ranger School, General Petraeus holds a Ph.D. in international relations and economics from Princeton University and has taught at multiple educational institutions.
Ambassador Susan Rice
Ambassador Susan E. Rice is one of the country’s most prominent diplomats. As United States National Security Advisor (2013-2017), she helped shape foreign and national security policy. Prior to that, she served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2009-2013), advancing America’s foreign policy objectives while strengthening global security. Ambassador Rice holds a B.A. in History from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in International Relations from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She is a former Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and currently serves as a Fellow at American University and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Craig Melvin is a news anchor on NBC News’ “TODAY,” a co-host of 3rd Hour TODAY, an anchor on MSNBC Live, and a host of “Dateline.” His breaking news coverage and reporting appears across all NBC News and MSNBC platforms. Melvin has covered a wide-range of news events, including several Republican and Democratic National Conventions and three presidential inaugurations. His coverage of politics has included notable interviews with former President Bill Clinton, Former Vice President Joe Biden, Ambassador Nikki Haley, and Secretaries of State John Kerry, Mike Pompeo and Condoleezza Rice. Mr. Melvin holds a B.A. in government from Wofford College.
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