Leon Panetta: Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate

Leon Panetta, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and co-founder of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, will offer an address to the Colgate community as part of the Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate.

  • This event is open to the public; no ticket required.
  • Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
  • Doors close at 7:00 p.m.
  • The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m.

A graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law, Mr. Panetta was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976. He served in Congress for 16 years before he joined the Clinton administration, first as Director of the Office of Management and Budget, then as Chief of Staff. Mr. Panetta and his wife, Sylvia, established the Panetta Institute for Public Policy in 1997. Called back to public office by President Barack Obama, Mr. Panetta served as the Director of the CIA (2009–2011) and served as Secretary of Defense (2011–2013). For more information on Mr. Panetta’s career, please visit the University’s news site.

Mr. Panetta’s speech will highlight a weekend-long celebration of Colgate leadership at 200 Years, April 4–7.

Friday, April 5 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Colgate Memorial Chapel
13 Oak Dr., Hamilton, NY 13346

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