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- Cowles Auditorium, Minneapolis MN
American Leadership in the 21st Century
With Jake Sullivan, U.S. State Department Director of Policy Planning and
Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Friday, October 26, 2012
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis
A Minnesota native, Sullivan has been deeply involved in all of the major national security issues confronting the United States over the past four years, from the Middle East and South Asia to Africa, the Americas, East Asia and the Pacific.
Sullivan will address the challenge of sustaining American worldwide leadership in the context of conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia and elsewhere, international economic crises, and relations with China and other emerging powers.
Eric Schwartz, dean of the Humphrey School, served at the State Department with Sullivan between 2009 and 2011 and commented on Sullivan’s role: “As both the director of the key foreign policy planning office at the Department of State and one of the Secretary of State’s closest personal advisors, Jake Sullivan has played an extraordinarily important and influential role in both the development and implementation of U.S. foreign policy.”
Join us for this stimulating conversation.
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs ranks among the top professional schools of public affairs at public universities in the country. The School is widely recognized for its role in examining public issues and shaping policy and planning at the local, state, national, and international levels, as well as for providing leadership and management expertise to public and nonprofit organizations.
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