The Jefferson Series presented by The New Albany Community Foundation welcomes
Stephen Hadley, General Michael Hayden,
Samantha Power, moderated by Dr. Fareed Zakaria 

Thursday, October 25 | 7:00 pm
McCoy Center 



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Stephen Hadley is a principal of RiceHadleyGates LLC, an international strategic consulting firm founded with Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates, and Anja Manuel. RiceHadleyGates assists executives in overcoming challenges to doing business in major emerging markets like China, India, Brazil, Turkey, and Indonesia. Mr. Hadley served as assistant to the president for national security affairs from 2005 to 2009. He was the principal White House foreign policy advisor to the president, directed the National Security Council staff, and ran the interagency national security policy development and execution process. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Hadley served as the assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor. He also served as the assistant secretary of defense for international security policy under then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Hadley represented the Defense Department on arms control and defense matters, including negotiations with the Soviet Union and then Russia, security issues involving NATO and Western Europe, and export and technology control matters. He was counsel to the Tower Commission in 1987 as it investigated arms sales to Iran, and served on the National Security Council staff under President Ford from 1974 to 1977. Mr. Hadley serves on a number of corporate and advisory boards, and is currently the chair of RAND’s Center for Middle East Public Policy advisory board and of the Human Freedom Advisory Council of the George W. Bush Institute.


General Michael Hayden is a retired four-star general and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA). As head of the country’s premier intelligence agencies, he was on the frontlines of geopolitics, the war on terror and the growing cyber challenge. After having served nearly 40 years in the Air Force, he became the longest-tenured NSA director and the number one military intelligence officer in the country, overseeing the entire security community. Hayden also served as commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and Director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center and served in senior staff positions at the Pentagon, at U.S. European Command, at the National Security Council, and the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria. He was also the deputy chief of staff for the United Nations Command and U.S. Forces in South Korea. Hayden is currently a principal at the Chertoff Group and a distinguished visiting professor at the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government. General Hayden is the first recipient of the Helms Award presented by the CIA Officers’ Memorial Foundation. His recent memoir, Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror, has been a New York Times best seller and was selected as one of the 100 most notable books of 2016.


Samantha Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School. Ambassador Power is a 2017-18 Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. From 2013 to 2017 Power served as the 28th U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, as well as a member of President Obama’s cabinet. In this role, Power became the public face of U.S. opposition to Russian aggression in Ukraine and Syria, negotiated the toughest sanctions in a generation against North Korea, lobbied to secure the release of political prisoners, helped build new international law to cripple ISIL’s financial networks, and supported President Obama’s path breaking actions to end the Ebola crisis. From 2009 to 2013, Power served on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights. Power has been recognized as a leading voice internationally for principled American engagement in the world. Her book “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2003. Power is also the author of The New York Times best seller Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World (2008) and was the co-editor, with Derek Chollet, of The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World (2011). She is currently writing a new book, The Education of an Idealist, which will chronicle her years in public service and reflect on the role of human rights and humanitarian ideals in contemporary geopolitics.


Dr. Fareed Zakaria (moderator), host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, contributing editor at The Atlantic, and Washington Post columnist, is widely respected for his thoughtful analysis and ability to spot economic and political trends. Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN’s flagship international affairs program, is a destination for those seeking smart commentary and civil conversation about the big ideas and global challenges of our time. Winner of a 2012 Peabody Award, the Emmy-nominated GPS features Zakaria’s fascinating panel discussions and one-on-one interviews with heads of state, intellectuals, and business leaders. His columns and cover stories — ranging from the future of the Middle East and America’s role in the world to the politics and culture of the global economy — reach millions of readers. Zakaria’s international best seller The Post-American World is about the “rise of the rest,” analyzing the growth of China, India, Brazil, among others, and what it means for the future. Zakaria serves on the board of the New America Foundation. He has won the Deadline Club Award for Best Columnist, a National Magazine Award, two Overseas Press Club Awards, and the Padma Bhushan. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Slate. Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. His latest book, In Defense of a Liberal Education, debuted at #6 on The New York Times best sellers list in April 2015.


Season Sponsors:


    1. Conway Charitable Lead Annuity Trust 
          1. Beatrice Wolper, Trustee

The Jefferson Series Endowment Fund Supporters:

Donna & Nick Akins Fund
Karen & Irving Dennis Family Fund
Christine & Jeffrey Rodek Fund
Lynne & Steve Smith Family Fund
Leslie H. Wexner Jefferson Series Fund 


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