Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Monday, January 18, 2016, 6:30 pm

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

Featuring: Robert M. Gates, Charlie Rose (moderator)

Details: Bureaucracies vitally impact our security, freedoms, and everyday life, but for many Americans the institutions on which we depend often fall short of delivering on their promises. Reflecting upon his years at the helm of three monumental organizations, including the CIA, Texas A&M University, and the Department of Defense, Robert M. Gates presents an informed assessment of how smart, committed leadership can effectively transform how civic and private institutions serve the public.

Robert M. Gates served as the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense in the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama from 2006 to 2011. Prior to his role as Secretary of Defense, Mr. Gates was President of Texas A&M University from 2002 to 2006 and served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency under President George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993. He is the author of A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service.

Cost: $44 (members $32)

Phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268, 9 am–5 pm daily.

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