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Foreign Affairs Committee

The DL21C Foreign Affairs Committee is dedicated to furthering its understanding of world issues and advancing the debate on international affairs and national security. The Committee provides forums featuring speakers from government, academia, international organizations and the private sector and meets regularly to discuss issues and plan activities.

Political Author Series

Gary Hart, former Democratic Presidential candidate and Senator from Colorado, discussed his monograph Under The Eagle's Wing: A National Security Strategy of the United States for 2009.

Political Author Series


Valerie Plame Wilson discussed her book Fair Game: My Life as A Spy, My Betrayal by the White House, sharing perspectives on her 20-year career in US intelligence and the circumstances surrounding the public revelation of her covert status in July 2003.

Future of the US Armed Forces


Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, discussed challenges facing the US military in light of prolonged engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan. Moderated by Vincent Grasso, former USN Intelligence Officer and Iraq War veteran.

Perspectives on the Surge


Vincent Grasso, former USN intelligence officer in Iraq. DL21C Foreign Affairs Committee Co-Chair and Iraq War veteran Vincent Grasso offered a perspective on recent developments in the Iraq conflict.


Political Author Series


Newsweek International Senior Editor Marcus Mabry discussed his book Twice as Good, profiling Secretary of State Condolezza Rice. Moderated by former State Department Spokesman Jamie Rubin.

Older Committee Events

3/14/07 Eye on 08 Series
General Wesley Clark

6/27/06 Political Author Series

6/19/06 Afghanistan: The Challenges of Rebuilding a Civil Society
Cordelia Persen

Paul Rieckhoff - Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans of America and Patrick Healy - Chief Metro Political Reporter, New York Times

James Woolsey, former CIA director, “The CIA, Intelligence and the War on Terrorism”

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