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Join the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech as they host General Phil Breedlove, USAF (Ret), retired NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Stephanie Stuckey, former Chief of Resilience for the City of Atlanta, and Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, USN (Ret), retired Vice Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff under President Obama. 

Gen Breedlove's topic for his talk is “War Below the Lines.” His talk will cover whether the US is ready to “meet” Russia’s, and now China’s, HYBRID war. Stephanie Stuckey will be speaking about "Bouncing Forward: How Urban Resilience can Save the World." She will explore how cities can be powerful incubators for innovation and change in the face of a warming climate and rapid urbanization. Adm Winnefeld plans to talk on “The Department of Defense and the Three Horizons of Innovation.” He will discuss how organizations fall into well-worn habits, bureaucratic processes, and strongly held beliefs that can mask real, disruptive change coming over the horizon. 

About General Phil Breedlove

General “Phil” Breedlove joins the Sam Nunn School after retiring as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe and the US European Command Commander. In these capacities he commanded all US and Allied troops in Afghanistan, Kosovo as well as all NATO operations across Europe and the Mediterranean. As a Distinguished Professor, a title he shares with Sam Nunn, he works with faculty, staff and students on security issues and policy, further he facilitates a number of projects, classes and presentations to advance these same thoughts. General Breedlove brings a wealth of both deep and recent experience in our world’s toughest security and policy issues as well as leadership in situations spanning both peace and conflict.

About Stephanie Stuckey

Stephanie Stuckey received both her undergraduate and law degree from the University of Georgia. After law school, she served as a public defender and then went into private practice before being elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 1999.  Stephanie served as a State Representative from the Decatur area for 14 years, during which time she was a member of the Judiciary and Natural Resources Committees.  She then went on to serve as Executive Director of GreenLaw, an Atlanta-based public interest law firm dedicated to giving Georgia’s environment its day in court.  In May 2015, she was appointed by Mayor Kasim Reed to be Director of Sustainability for the City of Atlanta. From November 2016 to May 2018, Stephanie wroked as the Chief Resilience Officer for Atlanta.

About Adm Sandy Winnefeld

Sandy Winnefeld graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and served for 37 years in the United States Navy. He flew the F-14 Tomcat, instructed at the Navy Fighter Weapons School, also known as Topgun, and served as senior aide-de-camp to General Colin L. Powell. He subsequently commanded a fighter squadron, the amphibious ship USS CLEVELAND, the aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE, and the THEODORE ROOSEVELT Carrier Strike Group. He subsequently commanded NATO Joint Command Lisbon, Striking and Support Forces NATO, the United States SIXTH Fleet, United States NORTHERN Command, and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD. He retired in 2015 after four years as the ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation’s number two ranking military officer.

About Pizza, Policy, and International Affairs

Pizza, Policy, and International Affairs, are a series of town halls featuring current and former executives in government, higher education, military, nonprofit and private sector. These town halls are an informal conversation on topics in global affairs, global security, the challenges facing education, media, energy, infrastructure, and the future of civil discourse. 

Ongoing Dates for Pizza, Policy, and International Affairs

10/19: Dennis Lockhart and Teya Ryan

11/02: Wayne Clough and John Rice

RSVP to Marilu Suarez for pizza


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