Northwestern University

Thu 2:00 PM

Gen. Wesley Clark on Ukraine: Why the US Must Act

When: Thursday, April 30, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM  

Where: Harris Hall, Room 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jeff Cernucan   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

War & Society Working Group (Buffett Institute)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


General Wesley Clark commanded Operation Allied Force in the Kosovo War during his term as the Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from 1997 to 2000. When Slobodan Milosevic unleashed his army and police in March of 1999 on the people of Kosovo, General Clark was given the first military mission of its kind, directing the forces of a 19-nation alliance to end a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing.

President Bill Clinton said, “Wes Clark…summoned every ounce of his experience and expertise as a strategist, soldier and a statesman to wage our campaign in Kosovo. He prevailed miraculously without the loss of a single combat casualty. In previous duty, General Clark was the Commander-in-Chief, US Southern Command, where he was responsible for all US military activities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

General Clark graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1966 at West Point and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford, where he obtained a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He later graduated from the Command and General Staff College with a master's degree in military science. He spent 34 years in the Army and the Department of Defense, receiving many military decorations, several honorary knighthoods, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

A 2004 Democratic candidate for President of the United States and the author of three best selling books on modern warfare, General Clark currently serves in leadership roles with a number of non-profit public service organizations and is a senior fellow at the Burkle Center for International Relations in UCLA's International Institute.

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