Bush School Hosts Conference on the Legacy of Brent Scowcroft

April 19, 2016

Brent Scowcroft

Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.)

On April 26, 2016, the Scowcroft Institute will host the Scowcroft Legacy Conference at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. The all-day event will focus on the legacy and contributions of Brent Scowcroft, one of the most respected national security advisors. The event will feature a variety of speakers, including Ambassador Ryan Crocker, dean of the Bush School; Andrew Natsios, director of the Scowcroft Institute and executive professor; Dr. Stephen Hadley, former national security advisor; and Ambassador Robert Blackwill, retired American diplomat.

Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.) served as national security advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. He also served as military assistant to President Nixon and as deputy assistant to the president for national security affairs under Presidents Ford and Nixon. He currently serves as president of the Scowcroft Group, a premiere international business advisory firm, in addition to his service on the President’s General Advisory Committee on Arms Control, the President’s Commission on Strategic Forces, the President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management, and the President’s Special Review Board.

The program will begin with opening remarks by Ambassador Ryan Crocker, dean of the Bush School, and Professor Andrew Natsios, director of the Scowcroft Institute. Following their remarks, there will be several lectures, including “A Biographical Sketch of Brent Scowcroft,” “The Role and Importance of the National Security Advisor,” “Working with Brent Scowcroft,” and “The Historical Legacy of Brent Scowcroft as the National Security Director.” The final lecture will be a keynote address by Dr. Stephen Hadley, who served as national security advisor under President George W. Bush.

The event is open to the public, but reservations are recommended. To register for the event, visit

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