Cyber Wars and Global Politics: Fred Kaplan and General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus in Conversation

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7:00pm

Bovard Auditorium (ADM)
3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Cyber Wars and Global Politics
Fred Kaplan and General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus in Conversation
A Visions and Voices Signature Event

Book signing with Fred Kaplan to follow.

Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP at the links below beginning Wednesday, February 8, at 9 a.m.

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Pulitzer Prize–winning author Fred Kaplan and USC Judge Widney Professor General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus will come together for a fascinating and timely conversation on cyber wars, national security, and global politics. The discussion will be moderated by David Sloane, professor in the USC Price School of Public Policy.

Fred Kaplan is a Pulitzer Prize–winning and best-selling author who spent 20 years at the Boston Globe. Kaplan is currently the “War Stories” columnist for Slate. He is the author of several books, including The Wizards of Armageddon, an inside history of nuclear strategy; Daydream Believers, about American foreign policy in the early 21st century; 1959: The Year Everything Changed; The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War; and, most recently, Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War.

General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus is a partner at KKR, chairman of the KKR Global Institute, and a Judge Widney Professor at University of Southern California. Prior to joining KKR, General Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, including command of coalition forces in Iraq, command of U.S. Central Command, and command of coalition forces in Afghanistan. Following his service in the military General Petraeus served as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. General Petraeus graduated with distinction from the U.S. Military Academy and subsequently earned an MPA and Ph.D. degree in international relations from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. General Petraeus has received numerous U.S. military, State Department, NATO, and United Nations medals and awards, and he has been decorated by 13 foreign countries. General Petraeus is also a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College, a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center, Co-Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Institute’s Global Advisory Council, Senior Vice President of the Royal United Services Institute, and a member of the boards of the Institute for the Study of War, the Atlantic Council, and seven veterans service organizations.

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative.

Photo (Kaplan): Carol Dronsfield
Photo (Petraeus): David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images

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