Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Trinity University presents its 2018 Flora Cameron Lecture on Politics and Public Affairs, featuring Ash Carter, U.S. Secretary of Defense from 2015-17, speaking on "Global Challenges Facing Our Nation in the 21st Century."
Ash Carter is the Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. He is also an Innovation Fellow at MIT.
For more than 35 years, Carter has leveraged his experience in national security, technology, and innovation to defend the United States and make a better world. He has done so under presidents of both political parties as well as in the private sector.
As Secretary of Defense from 2015 to 2017, Carter pushed the Pentagon to “think outside its five-sided box.” He changed the trajectory to deliver ISIS a lasting defeat, executed the pivot to the Asia-Pacific, established a playbook for the US and NATO to confront Russia, and launched a cyber strategy. Carter also spearheaded technological capabilities, leading initiatives to transform the way the department recruits, trains, and retains quality people, opening all military positions to women, and building bridges to America’s technology community.
The Flora Cameron Lecture on Politics and Public Affairs is made possible by Mrs. Flora C. Crichton. The lecture is free and open to the public.
One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212
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