Leon Panetta, whose four decades of working in the federal government included serving as director of the CIA under President Barack Obama and orchestrating the operation that led to the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden, will speak Thursday evening at the Bush School of Government and Public Service as its 2019 Cameron Fellows lecturer.

Panetta served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1977 through 1993, and worked as President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff from 1994 to 1997. On July 1, 2011, Panetta was sworn in as U.S. secretary of defense, a position he held until 2013.

Panetta’s lecture, “The Challenges of U.S. National Security Decision Making,” is set for 6 p.m. at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center following a 5:30 p.m. reception. 

Registration is required for the event. Those who wish to attend the lecture should register at bush.tamu.edu/events/.

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