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Finding Common Ground on the New Cold War: General David Petraeus & Ambassador Susan Rice

November 19 @ 7:00 pm

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

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About the Speakers

General David Petraeus
Panelist

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
Panelist

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
Moderator

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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About Common Ground Committee

Common Ground Committee (CGC) is a non-partisan, citizen-led organization that inspires action on polarizing issues by bringing prominent leaders with opposing views together in public forums to find common ground. Since its founding in 2009, the organization has hosted dozens of notable panelists including John Kerry, Condoleezza Rice, Michael Steele and Donna Brazile to find points of consensus on issues ranging from race and income inequality to America’s role in the world. Free of political agenda and financial influence, Common Ground Committee has a singular focus on bringing light, not heat, to public discourse. Get involved with Common Ground Committee.

About the Schar School of Policy and Government

The Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University prepares undergraduate and graduate students to be leaders and managers who solve problems and advance the public good. Learning from professors with real-world experience, students gain the applicable skills and the practical knowledge to lead government agencies and nonprofit organizations, develop public policies and program, create innovative consulting solutions, and/or provide expert policy analysis. Located where policy happens – just 3 miles from the Pentagon, 4 miles from the White House, and 6 miles from the US Capitol Building – students are connected to jobs, internships, networking, and experiences that can only be found in the Washington, DC, area. Schar School alumni apply what they learned in the classroom to pursue fulfilling and meaningful careers. Graduates are doing consequential work at leading employers including the US Department of State, USAID, the World Bank, the United Nations, the National Endowment for Democracy, Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton, and many others.For more information, go to schar.gmu.edu.

Details

Date:
November 19
Time:
7:00 pm

Venue

George Mason University: Johnson Center – Dewberry Hall
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Details

Date:
November 19
Time:
7:00 pm

Venue

George Mason University: Johnson Center – Dewberry Hall
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
+ Google Map