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What ISIS Really Wants

  • 30 Mar 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (MDT)
  • University Club Denver. 1673 Sherman St. Denver, CO 80203
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What ISIS Really Wants

Ambassador Chris Hill, General George Casey, and Graeme Wood

Event Details

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm: Networking Reception with Hors d'oeuvres & Cash Bar

6:15 pm - 7:30 pm: Presentation & Audience Q+A


The University Club offers free parking after 5:00pm at the ABM self-park lot. Map here.

About Ambassador Chris Hill

Ambassador Christopher Robert Hill is the Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He is an author, a monthly columnist for Project Syndicate, and a highly sought public speaker and voice in the media on international affairs.

Ambassador Hill is a former career diplomat, a four-time ambassador, nominated by three presidents, whose last post was as Ambassador to Iraq (April 2009-August 2010). Prior to Iraq, Hill served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 2005 until 2009 during which he was also the head of the U.S. delegation to the Six Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue. Earlier, he was the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (2004-2005), Ambassador to Poland (2000-2004), Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia (1996-1999) and Special Envoy to Kosovo (1998-1999). He also served as a Special Assistant to the President and a Senior Director on the staff of the National Security Council (1999-2000).

About General George Casey
General George W. Casey, Jr., USA (ret.) served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army for four years from April 2007 to April 2011, where he led one of largest and most complex organizations during one of the most extraordinary periods in history. General Casey was Commander of Multinational Force at Iraq from July 2004 to February 2007, where he guided the Iraq mission through its toughest days and set the conditions for ultimate success. He is widely credited with restoring balance to a war-weary Army and led the transformation to keep it relevant in the 21st Century. General Casey received numerous awards and decorations including four Defense Distinguished Service Medals, two Army Distinguished Service Medals and three Legions of Merit. As an internationally-recognized authority on strategic leadership, he serves as a Director at Georgetown University, as a Distinguished Senior Lecturer of Leadership at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, and lectures internationally on leadership to national and multinational corporations and at other business schools, including Yale and the Universities of Denver and North Carolina. General Casey has a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Denver University and was a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1970.

About Graeme Wood

Graeme Wood is a correspondent for The Atlantic. He was the 2015-2016 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and is a lecturer in political science at Yale University. 

He was formerly a contributing editor to The New Republic and books editor of Pacific Standard. He was a reporter at The Cambodia Daily in the Middle East from 2002-2006. He has received fellowships from the Social Sciences Research Council, the South Asian Journalists Association, the East-West Center, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for the Prevention of Genocide. 

He has appeared many times on television and radio (CNN, ABC, BBC, MSNBC, etc.), was the screenwriter of a Sundance Official Selection 2010 short film, and led a Nazi-hunting expedition to Paraguay for a History Channel special in 2009. Graeme attended Deep Springs College, Harvard University, Indiana University, and the American University in Cairo. 

His latest book, The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State (Penguin Random House, 2016) will be available for purchase at the event. 

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