Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Tilles Center Concert Hall
720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548
For over 50 years, General Colin L. Powell has devoted his life to public service. Having held senior military and diplomatic positions across four presidential administrations, Powells deep commitment to democratic values and freedom has been felt throughout the world. During his time as chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff , he was not only the youngest officer and first ROTC graduate to ever serve in the position but also was the first African American to do so. He oversaw 28 crises to include the Panama Intervention and Operation Desert Storm. Powell was appointed the 65th Secretary of State and he led the State Department in major efforts to address and solve regional and civil conflicts. He used the power of diplomacy to build trust, forge alliances and then help transform these unstable regions into areas where societies and cultures have the potential to prosper. He worked to advance economic and social development worldwide. Now see him in conversation, talking about his career.