I really enjoyed my recent visit to speak with members of the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council. The group there was first rate — and was extremely impressed with the many students I met both from the US Air Force Academy as well as a very informed group of high school students in addition to other members of the community.
A video of my talk is linked here and can be watched online for those interested. As my friend Jeffrey Gedmin likes to say, “I sometimes overstate things for ‘effect.'” [Here is summary of my remarks drafted by Whitney Galbraith.]
Former US Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill who used to find Iranian made incendiary device debris in his Ambassdor’s residence yard in Baghdad and who was also one of Richard Holbrooke’s star proteges will be speaking for the Colorado Springs group on February 8th. (Chris — I gave them some tough questions for you…)
For those in Northern Oklahoma area, I will be speaking to the members of the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations on the evening of 17 February should you be in the neighborhood. You would have to contact that organization about getting a ticket to the dinner.
Thanks again to the folks in Colorado Springs and particularly to Schuyler “Sky” Foerster who is the Brent Scowcroft Professor of National Security Studies at the US Air Force Academy and to World Affairs Council President Larry Barrett.
— Steve Clemons