A Conversation with Gary Hart

Speaker:
Gary Hart Former Member, U.S. Senate (D-CO) and author, “The Shield and the Cloak: The Security of the Commons”
Presider:
Richard K. Betts Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations and Professor of Political Science, Institute of War & Peace Studies, Columbia University
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5:30–6:00 p.m. Reception
6:00–7:00 p.m. Meeting

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