POSTPONED: Reimagining US Global Leadership: Michele Flournoy and Senator Sam Nunn

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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; recordings of past events and more can be found at https://inta.gatech.edu/reimagining-global-leadership.

About the speaker:

Michèle Flournoy is co-founder and managing partner of WestExec Advisors, and former co-founder and chief executive officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she currently serves on the board. Flournoy served as the undersecretary of defense for policy from 2009 to 2012. Prior to confirmation, Flournoy co-led President Obama’s transition team at the Department of Defense. In the mid-1990s, she served as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy and threat reduction and deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy. 

Sam Nunn is co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to reduce the risk of use and prevent the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. He served as a United States Senator from Georgia for 24 years (1972-1996) and is retired from the law firm of King & Spalding.

Senator Nunn attended Georgia Tech, Emory University, and Emory Law School.  After active-duty service in the U.S. Coast Guard, he served six years in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. He first entered politics as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives in 1968. During his tenure in the U.S. Senate, Senator Nunn served as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.  He also served on the Intelligence and Small Business Committees.  His legislative achievements include the landmark Department of Defense Reorganization Act, drafted with the late Senator Barry Goldwater, and the “Nunn-Lugar” Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, which provided assistance to Russia and the former Soviet republics for securing and destroying their excess nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.

In addition to his work with NTI, Senator Nunn has continued his service in the public policy arena as a Distinguished Professor of the Practice in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech and as chairman emeritus of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. 

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


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