Lunch w/General David Petraeus
January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
January 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST
Please join BENS for a luncheon conversation with retired Army General David Petraeus on the evolution of warfare at the Union League Club on Wednesday, January 24th. General Petraeus recently penned the best-selling book Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine with Andrew Roberts. BENS is hosting this event in partnership with the New York Council Navy League.
In Conflict, two leading authorities—an acclaimed historian and the outstanding battlefield commander and strategist of our time—collaborate on a landmark examination of war since 1945. Conflict is both a sweeping history of the evolution of warfare up to Putin’s invasion of the Ukraine, and a penetrating analysis of what we must learn from the past—and anticipate in the future—in order to navigate an increasingly perilous world.
General Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, culminating his career with six consecutive commands as a general officer, five of which were in combat, including command of the Surge in Iraq, command of U.S. Central Command, and command of Coalition Forces in Afghanistan. Following retirement from the military, and after confirmation by the Senate in a vote of 94-0, he served as the Director of the CIA during a period of significant achievements in the war on terror.
He is now a Partner in the global investment firm KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, which he established in mid-2013. He is also a member of the boards of Optiv and OneStream, a Strategic Advisor for Semperis, the Chairman of the International Advisory Board for Advanced Navigation, a personal venture investor, engaged in various academic endeavors.
Cost: $65 – 300
Countering Human Trafficking (San Antonio)
Please join BENS members and guests Wednesday, March 6th, at Club Giraud for a luncheon discussion on countering human trafficking with Austin Shamlin of the Traverse Project. In a December 29, 2023, statement, the White House said more than 27 million people around the world endure the abhorrent abuse of human trafficking and forced labor, including thousands of people right here in the United States. It is a threat to global security, public safety, and human dignity. During National Human Trafficking…
Countering Human Trafficking (Houston)
Please join BENS members and guests Thursday, March 7th, at the Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa for a luncheon discussion on countering human trafficking with Austin Shamlin of the Traverse Project. In a December 29, 2023, statement, the White House said more than 27 million people around the world endure the abhorrent abuse of human trafficking and forced labor, including thousands of people right here in the United States. It is a threat to global security, public safety, and human dignity.…
Discussion with Hiring Our Heroes
Since 2011, Hiring Our Heroes | U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has worked to create meaningful employment opportunities for transitional service members, veterans, and military spouses. Developing the National Security Workforce continues to be a key priority of BENS work. By providing expertise on human capital strategy, recruitment, and retention we assist the national security community in securing the best talent America has to offer. This is a key opportunity to discuss how we can collaboratively support these workforce challenges.