[PAST EVENT] Crucibles of Leadership - A Public Talk with Chancellor Robert M. Gates

February 6, 2020
8pm - 9pm
Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium
200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Robert M. Gates

William & Mary Chancellor Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 will give a public talk on “Crucibles of Leadership: U.S. Foreign Policy Past, Present and Future” at the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium Feb. 6.

Chancellor Gates, a former U.S. secretary of defense and CIA director, will discuss his personal journey as a public servant, lessons from the past that can inform present-day foreign policy and the future of U.S. leadership in a rapidly changing world. A history major at W&M, Gates went on to a long career in public service. In addition to leading the CIA and defense department, Gates also led Texas A&M as its president. He is currently a partner with the consulting firm Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC.

Samantha Custer, director of policy analysis for AidData at W&M’s Global Research Institute, will moderate the discussion.  William & Mary President Katherine A. Rowe will introduce the talk.

The event is free and open to the public. Available seating is on a first come basis. Doors will open at 7:15 pm and an overflow room will be available should the Commonwealth reach capacity. 

Parking is available in nearby lots and the Kaplan Arena lot.


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