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Johns Hopkins SAIS to host Rostov Lecture with General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus in Washington, DC on October 7

Retired General David H. Petraeus will deliver the Rostov Lecture on International Affairs at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Eliot A. Cohen, dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS, will moderate a discussion during the event with General Petraeus which will focus on the importance of NATO and the world’s pressing challenges.
General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus
U.S. Army (Retired)
Partner at KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute
Counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Eliot A. Cohen
Dean, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Time and Date
4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, October 7, 2019
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Kenney Herter Auditorium      
1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by selecting "Media" on the online registration form. Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
Please note: General Petraeus will not be available for interviews.
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Johns Hopkins SAIS
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About the Speaker
General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus is a partner in the global investment firm KKR, chairman of the KKR Global Institute, a Judge Widney Professor at the University of Southern California, a member of the board of Optiv (a global cyber security solutions provider), and a personal venture capitalist. Prior to joining KKR, General Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, including command of coalition forces during the Surge in Iraq, command of U.S. Central Command, and command of coalition forces in Afghanistan. Following his service in the military, General Petraeus served as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
General Petraeus graduated with distinction from the U.S. Military Academy and subsequently earned master’s and doctoral degrees in an interdisciplinary program in international relations and economics from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Following graduate school, he taught international relations and economics at the U.S. Military Academy. After leaving government, General Petraeus was a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College. He has received numerous U.S. military, State Department, NATO, and United Nations medals and awards, and he has been decorated by 13 foreign countries.
General Petraeus is also a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center, co-chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Institute’s Global Advisory Council, Senior Vice President of the Royal United Services Institute, and a member of the boards of the Institute for the Study of War, the Atlantic Council, the Concordia Foundation, and a dozen veterans service organizations.
About the Rostov Lecture
Established in 1990, the Rostov Lecture on International Affairs honors the memory of Johns Hopkins alumnus Charles Rostov, the former chairman of Trans-Ocean, Inc., who was a longtime supporter of the university's efforts to improve our understanding of countries around the world and to build stronger relationships with those nations.
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school's interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
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