Upcoming Events

    • 07/22/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar
    • 100
    Register

    UPS President of Global Public Affairs, Laura Lane, will present a  webinar on:

    "CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN IN THE ERA OF COVID-19"

    About the Webinar

    As a global delivery powerhouse, UPS is intimately acquainted with the interruptions Covid-19 has had on the global supply chain. President of Global Public Affairs at UPS, Laura Lane, has first-hand knowledge of how politics, border disputes and epidemics affect trade and global logistics. Yet, she sees not just the challenges but also the opportunities in how we move forward.

    About Laura J. Lane

    Laura Lane serves as President of Global Public Affairs for UPS. Prior to joining UPS, Laura was Managing Director and Head of International Government Affairs at Citigroup and VP for Global Public Policy with Time Warner.

    In her government career, Ms. Lane served in the US Trade Representative’s office and was involved in the negotiations on China’s entry to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the WTO Financial Services agreement and the WTO Basic telecommunications agreement. Ms. Lane was a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service from 1990-1997. Serving at the American Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda from 1993-1994, she led the evacuation effort of American citizens in April 1994 with the outbreak of civil war and returned as political advisor to U.S. forces providing humanitarian relief to Rwandan refugees in the aftermath of the genocide. She shared her perspectives on the Rwandan genocide in her TED Talk “When to Follow your Heart and Write your own Rules” and in the PBS/Frontline documentary “Ghosts of Rwanda.” Ms. Lane also served as consular officer in Bogota, Colombia from 1990-1992.

    Ms. Lane holds a BA from Loyola University and a Master’s Degree in Foreign Service with a Certificate in International Business Diplomacy from Georgetown University. She and her husband have two daughters.

    • 08/06/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar
    • 100
    Register

    Lieutenant General Anthony J. Cotton will present a  webinar on:



    "AIR FORCE GLOBAL STRIKE COMMAND'S ROLE IN THE CHANGING STRATEGIC LANDSCAPE: MAINTAINING OUR COMPETITIVE EDGE IN GLOBAL POWER COMPETITION"



    About the Webinar

    Join Lieutenant General Anthony Cotton, Deputy Commander for Air Force Global Strike Command, for a discussion about the nation’s readiness to face changing threats.

    About Lieutenant General Cotton

    Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton is the Deputy Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command and Deputy Commander, Air Forces Strategic-Air, U.S. Strategic Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. AFGSC provides strategic deterrence, global strike capability, and combat support to STRATCOM and other geographic combatant commands. The command is comprised of more than 33,700 professionals operating at two numbered air forces; 11 active duty, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve wings; and the Joint Global Strike Operations Center and the Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Center. Weapons systems assigned to AFGSC include all Air Force Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles and bomber aircraft, UH-1N helicopters, E-4B National Airborne Operations Center aircraft, and the Air Force NC3 weapons system.

    Lt. Gen. Cotton entered the Air Force through the ROTC program in 1986 where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He has commanded at the squadron, group, and wing levels. He served as the Deputy Director of the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Executive Action Group, as the Senior Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, and Deputy Director of the National Reconnaissance Office. He was also the Vice Commander and Commander of the 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom AFB, Montana, and the Commander of the 45th Space Wing and Director of the Eastern Range, Patrick AFB, Florida. Prior to his current assignment, Lt. Gen. Cotton served as the Commander and President, Air University, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

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