General David Petraeus on the Future of Geopolitics, Post-Pandemic

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Join us for a conversation with General David Petraeus, RUSI Senior Vice President, former CIA Director and retired U.S. Army General. This will be held as a hybrid event in association with the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. You are welcome to join us in-person at the Lucas Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS, or online via Zoom.

In a wide-ranging conversation, General Petraeus will reflect on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on key geopolitical trends. He will offer his personal perspectives on what has changed, and discuss the next big geopolitical and global security challenges for the 21st century.

General David Petraeus is a Partner at KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute. He is a RUSI Senior Vice President, former CIA Director and retired U.S. Army General, who concluded his career with six consecutive commands, five of which were in combat, including the surge in Iraq.

The conversation will be moderated by Deborah Haynes, Security and Defence Editor, Sky News.

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Refreshments will be available from 17:15 BST in the Dockrill Room, Department of War Studies, Floor 6, King’s College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS.

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  • KCL War Studies Department

    The Department of War Studies at King’s College London is the world’s pre-eminent academic institution focused on the study of war, conflict and security. The Department, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2021-22, was established as a hub for interdisciplinary research and education on the causes, conduct and consequences of war.

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