Discussion w/NY Cyber Task Force

Please join BENS for a luncheon conversation with the New York Cyber Task Force on Wednesday, July 12th. The task force is preparing to release its latest report, Bridging the Trust Gap, later this year and looks forward to a preliminary discussion of their findings and recommendations with BENS members. Our speakers will be Jason…

$35

Virtual Discussion on Information Warfare

Virtual - Microsoft Teams

Join BENS NY for a virtual discussion Tuesday, August 15th on Information Warfare with Brian Murphy, former Department of Homeland Security Acting Under Secretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis and currently Vice President for Strategic Operations at Logically.     Information Warfare is defined as any action to deny, exploit, corrupt or destroy…

Free

Luncheon Discussion w/Major Gen. Julian Cheater, USAF

The Union League Club 38 East 37th Street, New York, New York, United States

Please join BENS for a luncheon conversation with Major Gen. Julian C. Cheater, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs, on Monday, September 18th, which also marks the 76th birthday of the United States Air Force! We will discuss strengthening America’s alliances and partnerships, furthering military integration and interoperability globally, and…

$75 – $500

Members Only – Lunch w/General Ray

The Harvard Club of New York City 35 West 44th Street, New York, New York, United States

Please join BENS for a luncheon conversation with incoming BENS President and CEO, General Timothy M. Ray, USAF (Ret.) on Thursday, September 28th at the Harvard Club. This will be an opportunity for NY Metro members to meet with and hear directly from General Ray. General Ray retired from the United States Air Force in…

$75

Discussion w/Vice Admiral Kevin Lunday

Yale Club 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, New York, United States

Please join BENS for a luncheon conversation with Vice Adm. Kevin E. Lunday, US Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander. We will discuss the Coast Guard’s strategic priorities and how they play out daily in the Atlantic Area, which oversees the transit of 58% of imports and 82% of total US maritime commerce through its ports. Vice…

$75 – $500

Eisenhower Award Dinner

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Ave at 112th Street, New York, New York

2023 Fall Eisenhower Award Gala honoring General Bryan P. Fenton, USA, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and Glenn H. Hutchins, Chairman of North Island. 6:30 pm Cocktails | 7:30 pm Dinner Black Tie Preferred For questions, contact Eisenhower@bens.org.

Lunch w/General David Petraeus

The Union League Club 38 East 37th Street, New York, New York, United States

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…

$65 – $300

Discussion with Heino Klinck

Please join BENS NY for a luncheon conversation on Great Power Competition with China led by Heino Klinck, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia on Wednesday, February 7th. We will especially discuss the outcomes of the Taiwanese general election taking place on January 13th, what those results bode for US/China relations, and…

$35

MEMBERS ONLY: Roadmap Discussion w/General Ray

The Harvard Club of New York City 35 West 44th Street, New York, New York, United States

Please join BENS for a luncheon conversation with BENS President and CEO, General Timothy M. Ray, USAF (Ret.) on Wednesday, March 13th at the Harvard Club. This will be an opportunity for members to meet with and hear directly from General Ray on the new Roadmap for the organization. The BENS Roadmap acknowledges there is…

$75 – $500

Discussion with Kelly McKeague, DPAA

Shenkman Capital Management 151 W 42nd Street, 29th Floor, New York, New York, United States

Please join BENS NY for a luncheon conversation with Kelly McKeague, Director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, on Wednesday, March 27th, for a discussion on keeping our nation's promise to Gold Star Families to bring their loved ones home. We will also discuss the technological advances that are better-enabling mission success and the agency’s…

$35

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