"POSTPONED Bipartisanship in Foreign Policy: The Conversation America Needs" with General Wesley Clark and Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman

April 08, 2020
5:30 PM MDT - 7:30 PM MDT
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University Club Denver
1673 Sherman St
Denver, CO 80203
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At WorldDenver, the health and safety of our community is our highest priority. For that reason, we have decided to postpone this event until a later date. 

Event Details:

5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Member reception and light hors d'oeuvres

6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Presentation and audience Q&A

Program Description:

Join General Wesley Clark and Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman for a townhall discussion presented by Lockheed Martin and moderated by Krista Kafer on the need for more unity and bipartisanship in our national politics and foreign policy. General Clark is a retired four-star general and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was a candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination in the 2004 election. Through Renew America Together, an organization he founded, General Clark has held town hall events around the country with prominent conservatives, including Jeb Bush, Tom Ridge, and Mary Landrieu, which seek to close partisan divides and inspire cooperation between politicians and parties.

General Clark and Mayor Coffman will discuss the renewed commitment to civics, civility and citizenship that is needed to resolve political differences and address the major issues that face America, especially in foreign policy, national security, and world affairs.

About the Speakers

General Wesley K. Clark (ret.) is a businessman, educator, writer and commentator.

General Clark serves as Chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm; Chairman and Founder of Enverra, Inc. a licensed investment bank; Chairman of Energy Security Partners, LLC; as well as numerous corporate boards including BNK Petroleum and Leagold Mining.  He is active in energy, including oil and gas, biofuels, electric power and batteries, finance, and security. During his business career he has served as an advisory, consultant or board member of over ninety private and publicly traded companies.   In the not-for-profit space, he is a Senior Fellow at UCLA’s Burkle Center for International Relations, Director of the Atlantic Council; Founding Chair of City Year Little Rock/North Little Rock; and founder of Renew America Together.  A best-selling author, General Clark has written four books and is a frequent contributor on TV and to newspapers.

Clark retired as a four star general after 38 years in the United States Army, having served in his last assignments as Commander of US Southern Command and then as Commander of US European Command/ Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. He graduated first in his class at West Point and completed degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University (B.A. and M.A.) as a Rhodes scholar. While serving in Vietnam, he commanded an infantry company in combat, where he was severely wounded and evacuated home on a stretcher. He later commanded at the battalion, brigade and division level, and served in a number of significant staff positions, including service as the Director, Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5). He was the principal author of both the US National Military Strategy and Joint Vision 2010, prescribing US warfighting for full-spectrum dominance. He also worked with Ambassador Richard Holbrooke in the Dayton Peace Process, where he helped write and negotiate significant portions of the 1995 Dayton Peace Agreement. In his final assignment as Supreme Allied Commander Europe he led NATO forces to victory in Operation Allied Force, a 78-day air campaign, backed by ground invasion planning and a diplomatic process, saving 1.5 million Albanians from ethnic cleansing.

His awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Defense Distinguished Service Medal (five awards), Silver star, bronze star, purple heart, honorary knighthoods from the British and Dutch governments, and numerous other awards from other governments, including award of Commander of the Legion of Honor (France). He has also been awarded the Department of State Distinguished Service Award and numerous honorary doctorates and civilian honors.

Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman has dedicated his career to defending our country and making a difference for Aurora.

Coffman grew up in Aurora, attended Aurora Public Schools and graduated from the University of Colorado under the G.I. Bill. He served a combined 20 years in the Army, the Army Reserve, the U.S. Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Reserve, retiring as a Major in 1994.

Over the years, Coffman has invested in the city that he now leads, volunteering on local commissions and service organizations. He remained a partner for 17 years with the Aurora-based property management firm that he founded in 1983.

Starting in 1989, Coffman’s political career has spanned two decades, serving in Colorado’s State House of Representatives, State Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, in addition to being elected Colorado State Treasurer and Secretary of State.

In 2018, he was recognized twice for his bipartisan leadership, ranking as the 12th most bipartisan member of the U.S. House of Representatives by the Lugar Center’s Bipartisan Index and earning the University of Mount Union of Ohio’s inaugural Spirit of America Award.

Coffman was elected to serve as mayor of Aurora in November 2019.

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