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March 21, 2016

The Global Future of Security

A Conversation with Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

Showing the The Global Future of Security Video

Global security is at a crossroads. Historical challenges of terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and great power rivalry increasingly intersect with new concerns including environmental and cyber security. How should the United States and the international community respond to these and other security challenges in the years ahead? To what extent do they demand concerted global as well as regional and national approaches and solutions? How can Georgetown and other global universities make a positive contribution? Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel addressed these questions in conversation with Daniel Byman.

This event was part of a semester-long conversation on global security convened by Georgetown’s Global Futures Initiative.

Chuck Hagel serves as a distinguished executive in residence at Georgetown. He was the twenty-fourth United States secretary of defense from February 2013 through February 2015, and spent two terms in the U.S. Senate representing Nebraska from 1997 to 2009.