Past Event

Conversation and Q&A with General David Petraeus

October 9, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
At this event, hosted by Milvets and supported by Columbia University’s Center for Veteran Transition and Integration (CVTI,) moderator Nik Wendling (Milvets President) will speak with General David Petraeus to learn more about his journey in academia, military command, the intelligence community, and the private sector. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session. The Zoom link to participate will be emailed to registrants prior to the start of the event.

General David Petraeus

General (Ret) David H. Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, culminating his career with six consecutive commands, five of which were in combat, including command of coalition forces during the Surge in Iraq, command of U.S. Central Command, and command of coalition forces in Afghanistan. Following his service in the military, Gen. Petraeus served as the Director of the CIA during a period of significant achievements in the global war on terror.

Gen. Petraeus graduated with distinction from the U.S. Military Academy and subsequently earned a Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary program of international relations and economics from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Currently, he is Chairman of the KKR Global Institute as well as a personal venture capitalist, a Visiting Fellow at Yale's Jackson Institute, an Honorary Professor of the University of Birmingham (England), a member of the Trilateral Commission, Senior Vice-President of the Royal United Services Institute, and Co-Chairman of the Global Advisory Council of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, as well as a member of the boards of the Institute for the Study of War and the Atlantic Council and over a dozen veterans service organizations.

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