Former CIA director, Army Gen. Petraeus to headline Judson World Leaders Forum

  • Former CIA director and retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus will headline Judson University's World Leaders Forum this fall.

    Former CIA director and retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus will headline Judson University's World Leaders Forum this fall.

 
 
Updated 7/29/2021 11:13 AM

Former CIA director and retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus will headline Judson University's World Leaders Forum this fall.

Rather than being held at the Elgin school, the question-and-answer session with Petraeus will be Nov. 5 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg.

 

Petraeus served 37 years in the U.S. military, including as commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, before being appointed by then-President Barack Obama as the director of the CIA in 2011.

Petraeus resigned from the CIA post the following year after an extramarital affair with his biographer was uncovered by the FBI. He subsequently pleaded guilty to mishandling classified materials.

He now serves as chairman of an investment firm.

Petraeus was scheduled to be the headline speaker at the 2020 conference, but the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We are incredibly proud to welcome General Petraeus to kick off the return of the World Leaders Forum and celebrate a decade of this empowering and impactful program," Judson University President Gene Crume said in a news release.

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Previous keynote speakers have included former President George W. Bush, former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev and former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair.

A VIP reception with Petraeus will precede the program at 5 p.m. The speaking program will begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available for purchase at worldleadersforum.info. Prices range from $50 to $500.

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