DENTON - The University of North Texas has established the UNT Kuehne Speaker Series on national security, according to a university press release.
Retired Admiral James Stavridis, chairman of the U.S. Naval Institute Board of Directors and the first Navy officer to have served as both commander of the U.S. European Command and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, is the inaugural speaker. Stavridis’ lecture, “Sailing the Cyber Seas: The New Realities of 21st Century Security,” is scheduled for noon Dec. 3 at the Tower Club in Dallas.
UNT alumnus Ernie W. Kuehne Jr. (’66) has pledged $300,000 to support the series, which will present three speakers each academic year.
The series aims to highlight UNT’s established programs in political science, history, military history economics, peace studies, sustainability, logistics, cyber security, computer science, engineering and experimental sciences.
The series lineup for the 2013-2014 season also includes:
- Gen. Michael Hayden, retired United States Air Force four-star general and former director of the National Security Agency and director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is scheduled to speak Feb. 4.
- Author and geopolitical analyst Robert D. Kaplan, who was named one of the world’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy magazine for his work including The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate, is scheduled to speak May 6.
Tickets for each speaker in the series are available for $45 for World Affair Council members and $60 for non-members and may be purchased online at https://www.dfwworld.org/UNTKuehne.