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CANCELLED DUE TO GOVT SHUTDOWN LTG Robert Caslen, Superintendent of US Military Academy, will
speak on “Iraq: After the Departure.” Lieutenant General Robert L. Caslen Jr. is Superintendent of
the US Military Academy at West Point. Prior to this duty, he
was chief of Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq, leading the
“stay-behind” forces and personnel in Iraq after the formal US
withdrawal in December 2011. Caslen served in the 1991
Gulf War and in Afghanistan and Iraq after 9/11. On September
11th, 2001, he was in the Pentagon when it was attacked.
Caslen graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1975. He earned
master’s degrees from Long Island University and Kansas State
University. Caslen’s awards and decorations include the Defense
Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak
Leaf Clusters, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. This seminar is open to Harvard students, fellows, faculty,
and staff on first come first served basis.