Join the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington for the annual George Washington Leadership Lecture on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

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Leadership and the Challenges of National Security

During his presidency, George Washington outlined his vision for national security. How has his vision manifested over 200 years later? This fall, our annual lecture will explore the contemporary challenges in national security with New York Times senior writer and national security correspondent, David Sanger, and internationally recognized expert on homegrown violent extremism, Dr. Erroll Southers. The interactive discussion will be moderated by USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Professor, David Sloane.

Established through a generous gift by Maribeth Borthwick '73, who also serves as the Vice Regent for California of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, this lecture series explores the Father of our country's lifelong accomplishments, providing a better understanding of him as a person, as well as his remarkable leadership, professional achievements, and lasting legacy.

Featured Speakers:

David Sanger

David Sanger

National Security Correspondent/Senior Writer, The New York Times

Dr. Erroll Southers

Dr. Erroll Southers

Director, The Safe Communities Institute at USC 

David Sloane

David Sloane

Professor, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Dr. Kevin Butterfield

Dr. Kevin Butterfield

Executive Director, The Fred W. Smith Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon

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