A Conversation with The Honorable Chuck Hagel


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Chuck Hagel
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Chuck Hagel
Joint Visiting Fellow, Institute of Politics and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
United States Secretary of Defense (2013 - 2015)
United States Senator from Nebraska (1997 -2009)

Chuck Hagel, the former Senator for Nebraska, and the US Defense Secretary from 2013 to 2015, spoke at the JFK Jr Forum at the beginning of November 2016 about his career and his prospects of the election to come. Speaking about his time in the Pentagon, the Obama administration, and the challenges of being a Senator, he offered ideas of the future of the Democrat Party and where the future problems in defense and the military may lie. On a resounding note, he also offered his advice to students about how to involve themselves within Defense.