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A Conversation with General David H. Petraeus (US Army, Ret)
US Foreign Policy and Security. Sponsored by the Clements Center at University of Texas and KKR

Mar 2, 2021 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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David H. Petraeus
Partner, Chairman of the KKR Global Institute @KKR
General David H. Petraeus is a Partner with the global investment firm KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, which he established in May 2013. He is also a member of the boards of directors of Optiv and FirstStream, a venture investor in more than 15 startups, and engaged in a variety of academic endeavors. Prior to joining KKR, General Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, culminating his career with six consecutive commands, five of which were in combat, including command of the 101st Airborne Division during the fight to Baghdad and the first year in Iraq, command of the Multinational Security Transition Command in Iraq, command of coalition forces in Iraq during the Surge, command of U.S. Central Command, and command of coalition forces in Afghanistan. General Petraeus graduated with distinction from the U.S. Military Academy. He also earned a Ph.D. from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs.
Dr. Paul Edgar
Associate Director of the William P. Clements, Jr. Center for National Security @University of Texas at Asutin
Paul holds a PhD in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures from the University of Texas and studies the historical origins of diplomacy, war, and strategy in pre-classical antiquity. He is also a philologist of several ancient languages. Before entering academia, Paul served more than 22 years as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, beginning as a platoon leader in Korea and then in the 75th Ranger Regiment. He first deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom in the capacity of security advisor to Vice Admiral (Ret.) John Scott Redd in the Coalition Provisional Authority. Paul returned to Iraq during the 2006-2007 surge, serving as an infantry battalion operations and executive officer. Paul was deployed to Afghanistan in 2008-2009. In his final assignment for the Army, Paul was the political advisor for Israeli affairs to the United States Security Coordinator in Jerusalem.