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Colin Powell’s Former Chief of Staff to Speak at NSU Law Center

Ret. Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson to discuss U.S. foreign policy and national security at free public presentation on March 26

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Ret. Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who served as chief of staff for former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, will speak at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center on March 26 at 3 p.m. The free public presentation will address how recent foreign policy changes affect the United States’ national security.

Wilkerson, who served as Powell’s chief of staff from 2002-05, has been critical of the Bush administration since leaving the State Department. He has criticized the intelligence used to make a case for the Iraq War and said of his role in Powell’s presentation to the United Nations: “I participated in a hoax on the American people, the international community and the United Nations Security Council.” He has also accused former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of running a “cabal” during the Bush administration to push through their agenda.

In addition to his role as Powell’s chief of staff, Wilkerson served in the State Department as associate director of the State Department’s Policy Planning staff under the directorship of Ambassador Richard N. Haass from 2001-02. Before working at the State Department, Wilkerson served 31 years in the U.S. Army, including as deputy executive officer to then-General Powell when he commanded the U.S. Army Forces Command (1989), as special assistant to General Powell when he was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-93), and as director and deputy director of the U.S. Marine Corps War College at Quantico, Va. (1993-97).

Wilkerson is currently the visiting Pamela C. Harriman professor of government and public policy at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, as well as professorial lecturer in the honors program at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Wilkerson’s presentation is being hosted by the National Security and Law Society at NSU’s Law Center. The presentation will be held at the Shepard Broad Law Center on NSU’s main campus at 3305 College Avenue, Davie, Fla. 33314. More information is available by calling 954-818-9191.

Media Contact:
Alan Hancock, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5385, hancocka@nova.edu