EWI Talks National Security at AFS
On April 8, 2016, EastWest Institute Board Member General T. Michael Moseley delivered the keynote address for the America’s Future Series National Security Symposium in Dallas.
Gen. Moseley articulated threats to the post World War II security order, and how American leadership and engagement with allies can address these challenges. He encouraged the audience of business leaders to question the presidential candidates on their plans for strengthening America’s security and spirit of service, in consideration of the next generation.
Chief Operating Officer Dr. William J. Parker participated in the subsequent panel discussion moderated by former Dallas Mayor and Kaplan CEO Tom Leppert. Dr. Parker identified addressing the national debt, reforming the military acquisition process and formulating a Grand Strategy as urgent, crucial components of strengthening American leadership, and biological weapons as a tremendous threat in need of international cooperation. He discussed the EastWest Institute’s role in reducing international conflict and building trust.
Board of Councilors member Meredith Walker introduced James Megellas, age 99 and the 82nd Airborne’s most decorated officer of World War II, for the presentation of the 2016 Megellas Award to Roger Staubach, Naval Academy graduate, former Dallas Cowboys Quarterback, and executive chairman of JLL Americas. Inaugural recipient Admiral Patrick Walsh thanked Mr. Staubach for his courage, character, and philanthropic leadership with Allies in Service, which supports veterans in transition.
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