The Colin L. Powell Lecture for the CGSC class of 2018 is scheduled for 8:30 a.m., Aug. 23, in the Eisenhower Auditorium of the Lewis and Clark Center. Former Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers will present this year’s lecture.
Rogers is a former member of the U.S. Congress representing Michigan’s 8th Congressional District. He’s is also a former officer in the U.S. Army, and special agent in the FBI. During his congressional time Rogers was chairman of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He also served as the National Security Advisor to the Trump transition team. He is currently a senior fellow at Harvard University, a distinguished fellow and member of the Board of Trustees at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, a distinguished fellow at the Hudson Institute, and a member of the Advisory Board for George Mason University’s National Security and Law Policy Institute.
With his background and experience Rogers is uniquely positioned to influence national discussions and offer expert analysis on diverse political and national security-related subjects.
The Colin L. Powell Lecture Series was established by CGSC and the CGSC Foundation in 2008 in honor of the legacy of Gen. Powell at Fort Leavenworth. Powell, a former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, served at Fort Leavenworth as a Brigadier General, and was the driving force behind the development of the Buffalo Soldier Monument that honors the service of the 9th and 10th Cavalry “Buffalo Soldiers.”
The intent of the Powell Lecture Series is to invite national and international distinguished personalities to provide lectures on contemporary issues to the faculty, student body, community and business leaders in the Eisenhower Auditorium of the Lewis and Clark Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Lecturers in the series range from heads of state, heads of government, senior diplomats, and other distinguished persons who could bring their unique perspectives to help educate the audience about historical or contemporary issues of importance to the nation or the international community.
The lecture series is sponsored by the CGSC Foundation through an endowment from TriWest Healthcare Alliance.
For more information contact the CGSC Foundation.