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General David Petraeus, commander of the U.S. Central Command, will deliver a public address today at 4 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Kennedy School of Government. The event will be webcast LIVE on the Institute of Politics website: http://www.iop.harvard.edu/Programs/John-F.-Kennedy-Jr.-Forum.
The event is open to ticketholders only. All tickets have been distributed.
Petraeus is visiting Harvard today to join in a special tribute to hundreds of student veterans who are now studying at the Kennedy School, Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School. Following the Forum, Petraeus will speak at an evening dinner for the veterans and their spouses.
The veteran’s tribute is sponsored by the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. Student veterans have played a significant role in organizing the events, working with the Institute of Politics and the Center, and outside donors have made generous contributions to make the dinner possible.
Petraeus assumed command of the United States Central Command in October 2008, after serving for more than 19 months as the Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and holds MPA and Ph.D. degrees in international relations from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
To view the Forum event live, watch the webstream: http://www.iop.harvard.edu/Programs/John-F.-Kennedy-Jr.-Forum.