LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; LECTURE 12:00 p.m. PARENTS DINING ROOM
Abizaid worked on the Joint Staff three times, the last as director. He studied at the University of Jordan in Amman, holds a master¹s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University, and is widely considered to be an expert in the field of Middle Eastern affairs. As such, Abizaid was one of the first to recognize the protracted nature of the ongoing conflict against religious-inspired extremists, which he once termed "The Long War."
Abizaid serves as the Distinguished Chair of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point and works closely with several charity and non-profit organizations. Through his consulting company, JPA Partners LLC, Abizaid advises small businesses through Fortune 500 companies nationally and internationally, and serves as a board member for both USAA and RPM, Inc.
General Abizaids visit to Claremont McKenna College is sponsored by the Presidents Leaders Forum.