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All-Ivy Conversation with (Ret.) General David Petraeus at a Benefit for Ukraine
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
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All-Ivy Conversation with (Ret.) General David Petraeus
and a Benefit for Ukraine

Are you overwhelmed by the news and puzzled about how to help Ukraine?
Get answers on July 12.  Join a conversation with a peerless military strategist and engage with Razom (NGO), now working in Ukraine.

July 12 , 2022

with light food, refreshments

Morgan Lewis Law Firm
1111 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington DC

The evening is co-sponsored by the DC alumni clubs of Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton, and Yale.   SPACE is LIMITED – Register here

Right now, Ukraine is a giant battle zone – driving the media videos of atrocities. We address this pain-filled battleground picture in our conversation with Keynote Speaker (Ret.) General David H. Petraeus. He'll assess the current state and the key steps to a future strategy in Ukraine. 

A 37-year U.S. Army veteran, he led the Surge in Iraq and the US/Coalition forces in Afghanistan, serving next as the Director of the CIA.  He earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University.  He now serves as a Partner with the global investment firm KKR and the Chairman of the KKR Global Instit

ute.  Note: His general staff peers call him the “best soldier of his generation.” This is a conversation not to miss. (More in his BIO below.)

SPECIAL NOTE: We offer our deep gratitude to the Morgan Lewis law firm, our host and generous partner in supporting this special benefit for Ukraine.  

Please stay after the keynite discussion to lend your volunteer efforts to Razom, a Ukrainian-American non-profit providing critical humanitarian war relief to address the most urgent needs in Ukraine.  Razom (“together” in Ukrainian) has shipped 200+ tons of tactical medicine, hospital supplies, other medicines plus communication devices into Ukraine, delivered by volunteers and partners in Ukrainian regions needing supplies the most.


SPACE is LIMITED – REGISTER QUICKLY – Register here - beginning 5 pm 6/23 at the Princeton Club website. 
WHEN: 7/12/2022, 6pm-8:30pm - with light food, refreshments 
WHERE: Morgan Lewis Law Firm 1111 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC 
REGISLATION LINK in full:   https://www.pcw-dc.org/store.html?event_id=2542 

DONATIONS/REGISTRATION: $20--recent grads; $30--other alums and guests; $50—premium donation.  If no other field is shown, enter 'Yale' in the Special Instructions box. You must pre-register – NO WALK-INS. This will likely sell out early.

PROOF of VACCINATION required, show proof card at the firm’s Guard Desk per Morgan Lewis security.

All donations-registrations for entry support Razom’s work to help heal Ukraine’s wounded. For details on Razom, go to razomforukraine.org.


General David Petraeus, US Army (Ret.), is a Partner with the global investment firm KKR and the Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, which he established in June 2013.  He is also a personal venture capitalist and serves on the boards of KKR companies OneStream and Optiv.  Before joining KKR, he served in government for 38-1/2 years, culminating his 37-year military career with six consecutive commands as a general officer, five of which were in combat – including the Surge in Iraq, US Central Command, and US/Coalition Forces in Afghanistan – and then serving as Director of the CIA, following Senate confirmation by a vote of 94-0.  He graduated with distinction from the US Military Academy in 1974 and later earned a Ph.D. at Princeton University.  He has held academic appointments at USMA, the City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College, Harvard’s Belfer Center, and the University of Southern California.  He is currently a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Co-Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Global Advisory Council, Senior Vice President of the Royal United Services Institute, and a member of the Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, and Aspen Strategy Group.  His many awards include four Defense Distinguished Service Medals, the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award, the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, two NATO Meritorious Service Medals, the Combat Action Badge, the Ranger tab, and master parachutist wings.  He has also been decorated by 13 foreign countries and is believed to be the only person who, while in uniform, threw out the first pitch of a World Series game and did the coin toss for a Super Bowl.  He was also runner-up for Time Person of the Year in 2007, when Russia’s President Vladimir Putin garnered that honor.


Support the Yale Club of Washington, DC

The Yale Club of Washington, DC offers this event to our members and alumni.  However, we do ask for your support in one or both of the following ways: 

1)      Please become a member if you are not one already

2)      Donate to the Yale Club of Washington, DC (see option on registration page). 

Membership dues and donations are both critical income sources for the Club, which enable Club operations, programs, and financial viability.





Contact: Bruce McBarnette Princeton '80 at [email protected]