In Conversation with former US Defense Secretary and CIA Director Robert Gates

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Organised in partnership with the British-American Project, the US-UK Fulbright Commission and RUSI 

One of the most respected leaders in recent US history, Dr Gates served as a trusted adviser to eight US presidents, driving US intelligence and defense policies over the past four and a half decades.

At this private event, Dr Gates will discuss his illustrious career, offering assessment of the future of US - UK relations, the current US election and reflections from his latest books, A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service, on how smart, committed leadership can make a positive impact on any organisation and Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, a New York Times number one best-seller, is a straightforward, vividly written account of Gates' experience serving President George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Note:  The entire event is off the record. 

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