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Brendan Simms H.R McMaster online event

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This interview is being jointly organised by the Cambridge Union and the Centre for Geopolitics.  

H.R McMaster is a retired Lieutenant General in the United States Army and was the 26th National Security Advisor from 2017 to 2018. He resigned in 2018 due to disagreements with the Trump administration over key strategic and foreign policy issues. In September 2020, he published Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World, which details the most pressing geopolitical challenges facing the United States in the twenty-first century. Join us for a conversation with him and Brendan Simms, Professor at the Department of Politics in Cambridge and Director of the Centre for Geopolitics.

H. R. McMaster is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.  He is also the Bernard and Susan Liautaud Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.  He was the 26th assistant to the president for National Security Affairs. Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1984, McMaster served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for thirty-four years before retiring as a Lieutenant General in June 2018. His most recent book, ‘Battlegrounds: the fight to defend the free world’, was published last year.

Brendan Simms is Professor of the History of European International Relations at Cambridge University, and Director of the Centre for Geopolitics. He has published numerous books, including ‘Britain’s Europe:  A Thousand Years of Conflict and Cooperation’, ‘Three Victories and a Defeat: the rise and fall of the first British Empire’, and most recently, ‘Adolf Hitler: only the world was enough’.

Open and free to all, no registration required. Livestreamed to YouTube

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Wednesday, 17 March, 2021 - 17:45 to 18:45
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