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General Wesley Clark

America After the Midterms

Presented by Hiram College’s Garfield Center for Public Leadership and Cuyahoga Community College’s Mandel Humanities Center

In light of the enthusiasm which greeted General Wesely Clark’s presentation at the Garfield Center’s fall seminar on the Ukraine war, we’ve asked him to return to address a broader set of topics facing the American people. Clark will be joined in this discussion by Andrew Card, who has served as both White House Chief of Staff and as US Secretary of Transportation. They will debate about the major challenges and opportunities for domestic legislation in the wake of the midterm elections.

Wesley K. Clark is a businessman, educator, writer and commentator who serves as Chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm. Clark retired as a four star general after 38 years in the United States Army, having served in his last assignments as Commander of US Southern Command and then as Commander of US European Command/ Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. He graduated first in his class at West Point and completed degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University (B.A. and M.A.) as a Rhodes scholar. He worked with Ambassador Richard Holbrooke in the Dayton Peace Process, where he helped write and negotiate significant portions of the 1995 Dayton Peace Agreement. In his final assignment as Supreme Allied Commander Europe he led NATO forces to victory in Operation Allied Force, a 78-day air campaign, backed by ground invasion planning and a diplomatic process, saving 1.5 million Albanians from ethnic cleansing. His awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Defense Distinguished Service Medal (five awards), Silver star, bronze star, and purple heart. In 2019, Clark founded Renew America Together, a nonprofit organization designed to promote and achieve greater common ground in America by
reducing partisan division and gridlock.

Register by March 20, by clicking here.

The Center gratefully recognizes Trustee Emeritus, William J. Recker, Mark Logan ’60, Ted Hellmuth of Boyd Waterson, and Alloy Precision Technologies, Inc., President & CEO Michael Canty.


Mar 21 2023


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Kennedy Center Ballroom