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National Security Discussion with the LGBT Community of Columbia.

Start/End Tuesday, March 04, 2014 12:10 PM EST -- 01:30 PM EST
Location Name JG 807

Outlaws, the National Security Law Society, and Columbia SIPA Spectrum present: "A National Security Discussion with the LGBT Community of Columbia University", with Captain William J. Parker III, United States Navy, and Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations. Non-pizza lunch will be served. Contact: Matthew Delgado, med2159@columbia.edu

The national security of the United States is one of the most complex, expensive and important undertakings in modern history. This lunch event will discuss instruments of national power and how they are employed to ensure the safety and security of the United States and our allies. Specific focus will be placed on the steps taken in the prevention of war and how LGBT individuals can become more involved in the field of National Security.  Captain William J. Parker III is a Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a 1988 distinguished military graduate and class president of the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds a Doctorate Degree in Biological Defense from George Mason University’s Department of Molecular and Microbiology as well as a Master’s Degree from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Captain Parker is the 2009 James Stockdale Award winner for Inspirational Leadership. In addition to his many commands as a Surface Warfare Officer, he has served as the Senior Military Adviser to the Secretary of State for Iraq Affairs; as the Senior Adviser to the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan; as a strategic planner in the Strategy Division (N513) of the OPNAV Staff; as strategist for the 2000 Quadrennial Defense Review; and as Campaign Plans Branch Chief on the Joint Staff. He operated on the ground in support of combat operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan for nearly two years in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, including a one-year tour as Chief of Campaign Plans in Baghdad, Iraq.