The Paul G. Haaga, Jr. Lecture in Law, Government, and Public Policy Women Driving Change through Red Tape: Policymaking in the World’s Biggest Bureaucracy
a “fireside chat” with Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
reception to follow
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, 3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia
This event is open to the public and free
As Under Secretary from 2009-2012, Ms. Flournoy was the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense in the formulation of national security and defense policy, oversight of military plans and operations, and National Security Council deliberations. Additionally, the United States was debating the creation of an action plan required by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, a ground-breaking resolution on Women, Peace and Security (“WPS”) that was adopted to address the under-valued and under-utilized contributions of women as active agents in peace and security.
In this “fireside chat” with Professor Claire Finkelstein, CERL’s founder and faculty director, Ms. Flournoy will talk about her experience devising front-line U.S. defense policy, her leadership in security strategy, and her role in developing new U.S. policy in line with domestic and international women, peace, and security efforts.
This event has been made possible through the generosity of Paul G. Haaga, Jr. (Penn Law class ’74; The Wharton School ’74) and Heather Haaga. Mr. Haaga chairs the executive board of Penn Law’s Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL).
This program has been approved for 1.5 ethics CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $60.00 ($30.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys) cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.