On Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., the Midland College Davidson Distinguished Lecture
Series will host an upcoming lecture featuring General David Petraeus. Petraeus is one of the most
prominent U.S. military figures of the post 9/11 era and is widely recognized for his leadership and
A graduate with distinction from the United States Military Academy, he has earned a Ph.D. in an
interdisciplinary program of international relations and economics from Princeton University’s
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and later completed a fellowship at
Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
General Petraeus’ military career was distinguished by significant achievements during assignments in
Cold War Europe, Central America, the United States, Haiti, Bosnia, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the
greater Middle East and central Asia. His career culminated with six consecutive commands as a general
officer, five of which were in combat — a record believed unmatched in the post-World War II era.
The lecture is entitled, “A Conversation with General David Petraeus” and will take place at the Al G.
Langford Chaparral Center, 3600 N. Garfield, Midland TX 79705. The event will be moderated by MC
History Professor Dr. Jaime Aguila. It is free and open to the public.
The Davidson Distinguished Lecture Series was begun in May, 1996 with the establishment of an
endowment by Steve Davidson and Susan Davidson McClenahan of the Davidson Family Charitable
Foundation. Twice a year, the series presents speakers whose academic accomplishments, civic
leadership and/or public achievements will interest, enrich and enlighten Midland students and citizens.
For more information about the Petraeus lecture to be held on September 25, contact the Midland
College Foundation Office, (432) 685-4526 or visit www.midland.edu/petraeus and