A Conversation with General (Ret.) Brent Scowcroft


Professor Peter Feaver, left, discusses national security and foreign policy with retired Air Force Lt. Gen. and former national security adviser Brent Scowcroft Wednesday evening, as part of the Von der Heyden Fellows Program Endowment Fund lecture series. Photo: Megan Morr


Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft will engage in a public discussion on national security and foreign policy topics during a visit to Duke University March 20.”A Conversation with General Brent Scowcroft,” part of the university’s Von der Heyden Visiting Fellows Program, will be held in the Washington Duke Inn’s President’s I&II Ballroom at 5:30 p.m. The discussion, moderated by Duke political science professor Peter Feaver, is free and open to the public. Seating will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Scowcroft served as assistant to the president for National Security Affairs to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. He also served as military assistant to President Richard Nixon and as deputy assistant to the president for National Security Affairs to Presidents Ford and Nixon. Scowcroft is president of the Scowcroft Group, Inc., an international business advisory firm. He also currently serves as a director of the Qualcomm Corporation; as co-chairman of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future; and on the University of California President’s Council on the National Laboratories, among many other positions. He has chaired or served on numerous policy advisory councils.This event is sponsored by the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy, of which Feaver is the director, with support from the Duke Office of Global Strategy and Programs, the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, and the Duke University Energy Initiative. Additional information can be located found at http://sites.duke.edu/agsp.

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