Reimagining US Global Leadership: Admiral Sandy Winnefeld

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US Global Leadership Post-Afghanistan

Join the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs for a special discussion series featuring distinguished professors of the practice and alumni leaders. Each speaker brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and approach to the subject of American international leadership in the current global climate. Learn how Georgia Tech is leveraging their experiences to position itself to address global challenges and deliver on its mission of improving the human condition.

The Georgia Tech Alumni Association is proud to host this series in partnership with the Nunn School at Georgia Tech. All events will be held virtually. Information will be updated as schedules are finalized.

About the speaker:

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 commanded a fighter squadron, the amphibious ship USS CLEVELAND, the aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE, and the THEODORE ROOSEVELT Carrier Strike Group. He also 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.

Winnefeld is a frequently published author and a director or advisory board member for several companies operating in a broad spectrum of business sectors. He currently serves as Distinguished Professor of the Practice at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech, where he is also a member of the Engineering Hall of Fame. He is also a senior non-resident fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Register one time to be sent a reminder ahead of each event.
Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. - General Philip Breedlove
Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. - Admiral Sandy Winnefeld
March 3 - Will Roper
March 15 - Sandra Magnus 
March 29- Michele Flournoy and Senator Sam Nunn


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  • Created: 01/13/2022
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  • Modified: 02/14/2022


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