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MPP Forum: When Policy Drives Leadership & The Successful Afghanistan Evacuation with Brian Valichka (GCD)

MPP Forum Flyer
Date & Time Apr 19 2024 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Location Robertson Hall
Bowl 001
Topics Politics
Brian Valichka '24
Audience Restricted to SPIA graduate students, faculty and fellows

The Afghanistan Withdrawal has been a major topic for over two years and continues to be viewed as a complete failure of policy and poor execution. This forum will give insights to the success of the operation and how bold leadership was required from our military members during those two weeks in August 2021. Additionally, Major Brian Valichka will discuss how the United States Air Force develops leadership through a discussion of values and his experiences over a 12-year career.

MPP Forum is a weekly event normally scheduled with lunch* on Fridays during the academic year. It allows each MPP student to showcase their career journey and expertise on policy issue of their choice with the SPIA community. This formal presentation is about 50 minutes followed by Q&A.

*RSVP required. Lunch will be served at noon. We will try our best but cannot guarantee accommodation for all dietary restrictions.

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