Col. Lawrence (Larry) Wilkerson: The Future of Our National Security State
Thursday, September 28, 2017 (Luncheon)
TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served; 1-2 pm – Presentation and Q&A
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
Since the passage of the 1947 National Security Act, the United States has been embarked on a second state-building effort, following that begun by the Founding Fathers in 1787, but with a very different outcome. The first effort produced an imperfect but reasonably liberal democratic republic; the second effort produced an illiberally democratic national security state. Can that national security state endure much longer and, if not, what will replace it and how and by whom will it be built?
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Professor at William and Mary and The George Washington University since 2006, retired from the US Army in 1997 and then worked in the State Department until 2005. He served as Special Assistant to Gen. Colin Powell when Powell was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and as Chief of Staff when Powell was Secretary of State.
PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only