On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 former National Security Advisor to the President of the United States, General Jim Jones and founder and president of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), Jason Grumet, gave a lecture titled, “Agenda For Generational Equity,” in Argyros Forum.
Here’s a look at some photos from the exciting event!
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
General James L. Jones
Former National Security Advisor to the President of the United States
Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Combatant Commander USEUCOM32nd Commander of the U.S. Marine Corps
General James L. Jones has spent his life serving and protecting America and American ideals. He is sought after for his wisdom, guidance, and political endorsement. As the former commander of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, he led all military operations for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and later, as National Security Advisor, he brought clear vision and steady leadership to America’s mission in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, and the country’s interests around the world.
Upon retirement in February 2007, the combat veteran became the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy and, in 2008, served as the State Department’s Special Envoy for Middle East Regional Security. From 2009 until 2010, he served as President Obama’s National Security Advisor at the White House.
Upon Jones’ retirement President Obama said, “Jim has always been a steady voice in Situation Room sessions, daily briefings and with meetings with foreign leaders…the American people owe the general a debt for making the nation safer.”
Jason Grumet is founder and president of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). Throughout his career, Grumet has worked at the intersection of policy and politics. In 2007, with the leadership of former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell, he founded BPC to develop and promote bipartisan solutions to the country’s most difficult public policy challenges. From 2001 to 2011 Grumet directed the National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP) which is now a former BPC project. Prior to leading the Energy Commission, Grumet was the Executive Director of NESCAUM (Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management), a nonprofit association of air quality agencies in the Northeast.
This free event was sponsored by The Political Science Department, Pi Sigma Alpha and Chapman University Student Affairs.