Detroit Legal News: Gen. Petraeus to keynote FOCIS lecture series

Gen. (U.S. Army, Retired) David H. Petraeus will address the topic “National Security: How safe are we at home and around the world?” as part of the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society’s (FOCIS) 10th anniversary lecture series, “What in the World is Going On?” The event, which is free and open to the public, runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Community Arts Auditorium. Moderators for the event include Chuck Stokes, producer/host of WXYZ-TV’s Spotlight on the News, and Carol Cain, senior producer/host of CBS-62’s Michigan Matters.

“As we prepare for the fourth and final spring lecture celebrating the 10th anniversary of FOCIS, I am reminded of our previous topics which brought significant meaning to our theme ‘What in the World is Going On?,’” said Irvin D. Reid, director of FOCIS and inaugural holder of Wayne State’s Eugene Applebaum Chair in Community Engagement. “We completed part one of the series in 2017 with programs on immigration, the press and the presidency, and race in America, and launched part two in March, exploring women in the workplace and the future of feminism. We are now looking forward to an engaging discussion with Gen. Petraeus as he examines our country’s national security and safety around the world. This timely topic, explored by someone of Gen. Petraeus’ stature, will prove to be exciting and thought-provoking, consistent with the high standards of programming offered by FOCIS over the last decade.”

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