A Bipartisan Discussion on National Security
With General Wesley Clark and Secretary Andy Card

General Wesley K. Clark

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander

Andrew H. Card, Jr.

Chairman, National Endowment for Democracy

Pete Peterson (moderator)

Dean, Pepperdine School of Public Policy

February 10, 2020 7:00 PM    Talk

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On Monday, February 10, 2020, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Wesley K. Clark (ret.), who is also Senior Fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, and Secretary Andy Card, Former White House
Chief of Staff and the 11th Secretary of Transportation, will take part in a bipartisan discussion addressing civility, national security, and other pressing issues facing America. As part of Clark's Renew America Together initiative, they will discuss the divide between Republicans and Democrats relating to the role of government, the environment, immigration, education and defense, and where the parties can work together to meet the needs of the country. This talk will be moderated by Pete Peterson, Dean of the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine.

General Wesley K. Clark (ret.) retired as a four star general after 38 years in the United States Army, having served in his last assignments as Commander of US Southern Command and then as Commander of US European Command/ Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations. He graduated first in his class at West Point and completed degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University (B.A. and M.A.) as a Rhodes scholar. He was the principal author of both the US National Military Strategy and Joint Vision 2010, prescribing US warfighting for full-spectrum dominance. He also worked with Ambassador Richard Holbrooke in the Dayton Peace Process, where he helped write and negotiate significant portions of the 1995 Dayton Peace Agreement. In his final assignment as Supreme Allied Commander Europe he led NATO forces to victory in Operation Allied Force, a 78-day air campaign, backed by ground invasion planning and a diplomatic process, saving 1.5 million Albanians from ethnic cleansing.

Andrew H. Card, Jr. became Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in January 2018, a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world.  Card has also held numerous positions at senior levels of government under three Presidents throughout the years, including Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush, where Card became the second longest tenured White House Chief of Staff.   Card served as Deputy Chief of Staff to President George H.W. Bush, as well as U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and served President Ronald Reagan as a Deputy Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs.

On September 11, 2001, Card is the one who whispered in President Bush’s ear while the President was sitting in a classroom in Florida, that terrorists had attacked the United States.  Card then led a government-wide reorganization to best allocate resources to deal with the aftermath of 9-11 and the new terrorist environment. 

Pete Peterson (Moderator) is the Dean of the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University. He is a leading national speaker and writer on issues related to civic participation, and the use of technology to make government more responsive and transparent. He was the first executive director of the bi-partisan organization, Common Sense California, which in 2010 joined with the Davenport Institute at the School of Public Policy to become the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership. Pete has been a public affairs fellow at The Hoover Institution, and he serves on the Leadership Councils of the Public Policy Institute of California and California Forward, and on the boards of the Homeland Security Advisory Council and the Da Vinci Charter Schools.

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Renew America Together was created to promote and achieve greater common ground in America by reducing partisan division and gridlock. The non-profit is hosting events at venues across the country, including New England College, Lyon College, the Universities of Pennsylvania and Virginia, Grand Valley State University and the World Affairs Councils of New Hampshire and Hilton Head in 2019. 

The mission of Renew America Together is “to revitalize public and political discourse by teaching and promoting civics, citizenship and civility.” To learn more, visit www.renewamericatogether.org.

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