Hiram College’s Garfield Center for Public Leadership in partnership with Cuyahoga Community College’s Mandel Humanities Center will host “America After the Midterms,” a seminar featuring General Wesley Clark, NATO’s former supreme allied commander in Europe. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, March 21 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Ballroom, 11730 Garfield Road.  

Considering the enthusiasm which greeted General Wesley Clark’s presentation at the fall seminar on the war in Ukraine, the Garfield Center for Public Leadership has asked him to return to address the major challenges and opportunities for United States domestic legislation following the recent midterm elections.  

General Clark retired as a four-star general after 38 years in the United States Army, having served his last assignments as Commander of U.S. Southern Command and then as Commander of U.S. European Command/Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. As part of his final assignment as Supreme Allied Commander in 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 with four oak leaf clusters, a Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart, among many others.   

In 2019, General Clark founded Renew America Together, a nonprofit organization designed to promote and achieve greater common ground in America by reducing partisan division and gridlock. Today, he serves as the Chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm.  

General Clark graduated first in his class at West Point, and completed degrees in philosophy, politics, and economics at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.   

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.  

By Jenelle (Bayus) Sanders

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