From 9/11 To A Global Pandemic - 20 Years of Navigating National Crises

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 6:00pm09/15/2021 6:00pm 09/15/2021 6:00pm From 9/11 To A Global Pandemic - 20 Years of Navigating National Crises

With the 20th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th and the uncertainty we have witnessed in the current pandemic, the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum welcomes Leon Panetta, former Chief of Staff under President Clinton, and CIA Director and Secretary of Defense under President Obama, and Andrew Card, Former Chief of Staff under President George W. Bush and Secretary of Transportation under President George H.W. Bush. The conversation moderated by Anne Gearan, White House correspondent for the Washington Post, will draw on the first-hand experiences and unique perspectives of public servants advising both Republican and Democratic presidents during unprecedented crises. Mr. Panetta will be joining the event virtually and Mr. Card will be joining us in-person. 

Please RSVP by 12:00 PM ET on Wednesday, September 15th if you’d like the possibility of attending in person. We will notify you via email if you will be joining us in person or online. We will be strictly observing the HKS health and safety protocols that include a maximum venue capacity of 100 attendees.

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An unprecedented terrorist attack aimed at the nation’s most symbolic institutions, two prolonged wars, the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, and an ongoing global pandemic that has taken the lives of over 4.5 million people. Since 2001, the American public and the world have confronted one crisis after another, and now we see the effects of two more unfolding crises: cyber warfare and climate change.

With the 20th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th and the uncertainty we have witnessed in the current pandemic, the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum welcomes Leon Panetta, former Chief of Staff under President Clinton, and CIA Director and Secretary of Defense under President Obama, and Andrew Card, Former Chief of Staff under President George W. Bush and Secretary of Transportation under President George H.W. Bush. The conversation moderated by Anne Gearan, White House correspondent for the Washington Post, will draw on the first-hand experiences and unique perspectives of public servants advising both Republican and Democratic presidents during unprecedented crises. We hope you will join us Wednesday, September 15th at 6:00 PM ET for this insightful discussion.

Please RSVP by 12:00 PM ET on Wednesday, September 15th if you’d like the possibility of attending in person. We will notify you via email if you will be joining us in person or online. We will be strictly observing the HKS health and safety protocols that include a maximum venue capacity of 100 attendees.