Johns Hopkins SAIS to host the launch of the David H. Bernstein Forum with General David H. Petraeus on Thursday, September 28, 2017

The launch of the David H. Bernstein Forum with General David H. Petraeus will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
General David H. Petraeus
U.S. Army (Retired), Partner at KKR, and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute 
Vali Nasr
Dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS
Time and Date
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by emailing Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Camera setup will only be permitted from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Media Contacts
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
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Nate Thompson
Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.587.3251 office
202.360.3039 mobile
About the Speaker
General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus is a partner in the global investment firm KKR, chairman of the KKR Global Institute, a Judge Widney Professor at the University of Southern California, a member of the board of Optiv (a global cyber security solutions provider), and a personal venture capitalist. Prior to joining KKR, General Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, including command of coalition forces during the Surge in Iraq, command of U.S. Central Command, and command of coalition forces in Afghanistan. Following his service in the military, General Petraeus served as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
General Petraeus graduated with distinction from the U.S. Military Academy and subsequently earned MPA and PhD degrees in an interdisciplinary program in international relations and economics from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Following graduate school, he taught international relations and economics at the U.S. Military Academy. After leaving government, General Petraeus was a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College. He has received numerous U.S. military, State Department, NATO, and United Nations medals and awards, and he has been decorated by 13 foreign countries.
General Petraeus is also a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center, Co-Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Institute’s Global Advisory Council, Senior Vice President of the Royal United Services Institute, and a member of the boards of the Institute for the Study of War, the Atlantic Council, the Concordia Foundation, and a dozen veterans service organizations.
About the David H. Bernstein Forum
The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) launched the David H. Bernstein Forum in 2017 to recognize the businessman and philanthropist’s tremendous support of the school, as well as his passion for the field of international relations. Bernstein, a trustee emeritus of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine, currently serves on the SAIS Advisory Council. The forum will be a signature event held four times a year featuring speakers who are celebrated for their international stature and impact on the global policy stage. The David H. Bernstein Forum is fully endowed by his family and will last in perpetuity.
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today’s critical issues. For nearly 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017