Gen. John Allen, Pres. Obama's Fmr Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL delivers the 2015-16 Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Conditions of Peace
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
GENERAL JOHN R. ALLEN is a retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general and former commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces in Afghanistan (2011-13). Prior to joining Brookings Institution as senior fellow and co-director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Allen served as Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, a position he held for 14 months. Immediately following retirement from the Marine Corps, Allen was the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense on Middle East Security, and in that role he led the security dialogue with Israel and the Palestinian Authority for 15 months within the Middle East peace process. Previously Allen served as the principal director of Asia-Pacific policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he was involved in the Six Party Talks on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and where he played a major role in organizing the relief effort during the South Asian tsunami from 2004 to 2005.
ABOUT THE BRODIE LECTURE SERIES:
Established in 1980, the Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Conditions of Peace celebrates the memory of Bernard Brodie as an eminent scholar and teacher. This lecture series provides a special forum for dignitaries and scholars of politics, strategy, warfare, and peace to present their views to the UCLA community and the public.