President's Distinguished Lecture Series

ABSTRACT: The 21st century has been defined by a litany of geopolitical crises confronting the United States and the rest of the world: attacks by state and non-state terrorist networks; large-scale involuntary migration; the spread of infectious diseases; revanchist nation states; cyberattacks that threaten national and economic security; and so forth. Increased globalization, the changing relationship of world powers, and rising instability around the world have left the U.S. more vulnerable to chaotic events that occur beyond its borders than ever before in its history. What are the fundamental shifts that are causing the geostrategic surface to shake so much? And what role will the U.S. choose for itself in dealing with them? Addressing these questions has never been more complicated, or more immediate. This talk will dissect political situations in hot spots around the world, analyzing the tumultuous global environment and what it all means for Americans and America’s interests.

BIOGRAPHY: General Michael V. Hayden (USAF, Retired) is the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Before becoming director of the CIA, General Hayden served as the country’s first principal deputy director of National Intelligence – and was the highest-ranking intelligence officer in the armed forces. Earlier, he served as director of the National Security Agency. Currently, he serves as a principal at The Chertoff Group, a security and risk management advisory firm, and as a distinguished visiting professor at George Mason University. In 2014 he was the inaugural humanitas visiting professor in Intelligence Studies at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

Past Lectures:

Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani - Chief Investment Officer, Private Wealth Management Group at Goldman Sachs
The Art and Science of Quantitative Tools in Investment Management
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
DeBaun Auditorium
Stevens Institute of Technology

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Lecture Summary: Goldman Sachs Chief Investment Officer Offers Perspectives On the Role of Quantitative Methods in Investment Strategies

 

Dr. Harold Varmus - Nobel Laureate and Director of the National Cancer Institute
Transitions in Cancer Research
Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
DeBaun Auditorium
Stevens Institute of Technology

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Lecture Summary: Genomics and Precision Medicine Are Shaping the Future of Cancer Care

 

 

Dr. Craig Barrett - Retired CEO and Chairman of Intel
Economic Competitiveness in the 21st Century
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
DeBaun Auditorium
Stevens Institute of Technology

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Press Release: The President’s Distinguished Lecture Series at Stevens Institute of Technology Welcomes Dr. Craig Barrett to Examine America’s Challenges for Economic Growth in the 21st Century

Lecture Summary: Is America Ready? Investment Levels in Education and Research Raise Questions About U.S. Economic Competitiveness


 

Dr. John Deutch - Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Challenges and Opportunities of Unconventional Oil and Gas Production 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
DeBaun Auditorium
Stevens Institute of Technology

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Press Release: The President’s Distinguished Lecture Series at Stevens Institute of Technology to Explore the Challenges and Opportunities of Unconventional Oil and Gas Production

Lecture Summary: A Rock and a Hard Place: Stevens Institute of Technology Lecture Examines U.S. Revolution in Unconventional Oil and Gas Production

 

Dr. John Holdren - Assistant to President Obama for Science and Technology
Science and Technology Policy in the Obama Administration: A Progress Report 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
DeBaun Auditorium
Stevens Institute of Technology

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Press Release: Dr. John P. Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Headlines President’s Distinguished Lecture Series

Lecture Summary: Restoring Science to Its Rightful Place: Senior Presidential Advisor Reports on Science and Technology Policy in the Obama Administration

 

Norman Augustine - Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin
Emerging Technology and its Broad Implications
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
DeBaun Auditorium
Stevens Institute of Technology

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Press Release: Stevens Announces Norman Augustine as the Inaugural Speaker in the President’s Distinguished Lecture Series

Lecture Summary: Former CEO of Lockheed Martin Kicks Off Stevens’ President’s Distinguished Lecture Series

 

REGISTER NOW
Seating limited. Registration required.
Reception to follow in Babbio Atrium.

Date:
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Time:
4:00 PM

Location:
DeBaun Auditorium
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ

Attendance:
This event is open to all Stevens students, faculty, staff and invited guests. Tickets will be emailed the week of the event.