Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter to Headline Foreign Policy Research Institute Annual Dinner on November 14, 2017

Ash Carter (U.S. Secretary of Defense, 2015-2017)

“Carter is widely respected across the political spectrum—a remarkable achievement in a time of intense polarization.” -Alan Luxenberg, President, FPRI

The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) will present its 13th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service to Ash Carter, U.S. Secretary of Defense (2015-2017), at its 2017 Annual Dinner on Tuesday, November 14, at the Union League of Philadelphia.

Seating is limited, and both individual tickets and tables are available for purchase. For pricing information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Eli Gilman at egilman(at)fpri.org or at 215-732-3774 ext. 103.

An extraordinary public servant working under presidents of both parties, Carter has remained dedicated to keeping his career above politics. He has worked in a variety of fields including academia, the private sector, and the government—all contributing to his savvy and creative leadership in the Department of Defense. Using his unique perspective, Carter was able to spearhead transformative change within the department during a time of deep political division among a gridlocked Congress facing a rapidly changing world.

“Carter is widely respected across the political spectrum—a remarkable achievement in a time of intense polarization,” said FPRI President Alan Luxenberg. “We are delighted to bestow upon Ash Carter—who is by the way a Philadelphia native—the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service.”

In a keynote address entitled “Challenges to American Security,” Carter will discuss how the U.S. can approach the changing global landscape. He will explore how pushing the Pentagon to think “outside of its five-sided box”…

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