American Leadership in the 21st Century with General John R. Allen
Part of the 2020 Election Series

General John R. Allen

President, Brookings Institution

Robert Abernethy (Moderator)

Chairman, American Standard Development Co.

September 15, 2020 10:30 AM    Webinar

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The Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall is pleased to host John R. Allen, President of the Brookings Institution and retired four-star Marine Corps General, who will provide a timely reflection on American leadership - and America's role - in the 21st century, as well as a forecast of US policy efforts in a number of critical international spaces, to include the Middle East, Europe, and East Asia. 

**NOTE: This program will take place at 10:30am. Our other Election Series programs will be at 11:00 am.**

John Rutherford Allen assumed the presidency of the Brookings Institution in November 2017, having most recently served as a distinguished fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings. Allen is a retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general and former commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.

Allen served in two senior diplomatic roles following his retirement from the Marine Corps. First, for 15 months as senior advisor to the secretary of defense on Middle East Security, during which he led the security dialogue for the Israeli/Palestinian peace process. President Barack Obama then appointed Allen as special presidential envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, a position he held for 15 months. Allen’s diplomatic efforts grew the coalition to 65 members, effectively halting the expansion of ISIL. In recognition of this work, he was presented the Department of State Distinguished Honor Award by Secretary John Kerry and the Director of National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Award by Director James Clapper.

Robert J. Abernethy (Moderator) is Chairman of American Standard Development Company. He received a BA from Johns Hopkins University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, certificates in Real Estate and Construction from UCLA and was formerly the Controller of the Technology Division of Hughes Aircraft Company. He is on the boards of Johns Hopkins, Brookings and New America. He serves as a Vice Chairman of The Atlantic Council and of The Los Angeles Music Center. 

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