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Former Obama adviser Donilon to visit Brown

October 3, 2013  |  Media Contact: Courtney Coelho |  401-863-7287
Thomas Donilon - The former national security adviser will speak at Brown Monday, Oct. 7, and respond to audience questions.
Thomas Donilon The former national security adviser will speak at Brown Monday, Oct. 7, and respond to audience questions.
Thomas Donilon, former national security adviser to President Obama, will speak at Brown on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at 5 p.m. in Metcalf Auditorium, 190-194 Thayer St. The event, free and open to the public, is part of the Watson Institute’s Distinguished Speaker Series. Tickets are required and may be reserved online.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Thomas Donilon, former national security adviser to President Obama, will speak at Brown University on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. “A Conversation with Tom Donilon” will take place at 5 p.m. in Metcalf Auditorium, 190-194 Thayer St. The event is free and open to the public; a ticket must be reserved for admission. Tickets can be reserved at donilonbrownconversation.eventbrite.com.

Sponsored by the Watson Institute for International Studies as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series, Donilon will engage in a conversation with Watson Institute Director Richard Locke about a variety of topics, including foreign policy and security challenges. The audience will be invited to ask questions following the conversation.

Donilon served as national security adviser to President Barack Obama until June of 2013. In that capacity, he oversaw the National Security Council staff, chaired the Cabinet-level National Security Principals Committee, provided the president’s daily national security briefing, and was responsible for the coordination and integration of the administration’s foreign policy, intelligence, and military efforts.

In addition to Obama, Donilon has worked closely with and advised two other U.S. presidents since his first position at the White House in 1977 working for President Carter. During the Clinton Administration, he served as assistant secretary of state and chief of staff at the U.S. Department of State and was responsible for the development and implementation of the Department’s major policy initiatives, including NATO expansion, the Dayton Peace Accords, and the Middle East Peace process.

Who
Thomas Donilon, national security adviser to President Obama from October 2010 to June 2013
Richard Locke, the Howard R. Swearer Director of the Watson Institute for International Studies

What
“A Conversation with Tom Donilon” will include a conversation between Donilon and Locke followed by questions from the audience.

Where
Metcalf Auditorium
190-194 Thayer St.
Providence

When
5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

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