Ben Hodges

GPII is honored to host Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben Hodges, the former Commanding General of US Army Europe. The discussion will focus on the ongoing war in Ukraine and the critical security commitments for the European Union to deter the Russian threat. The conversation will include US foreign policy toward Ukraine and its role in the changed political scene in Europe.

This event is part of the Lester N. Mandell Endowed Distinguished Lecture Series and hosted by UCF Global Perspectives and International Initiatives.

This is a public forum, all are welcome to attend.

Please download the event flyer, here
Advanced Registration is REQUIREDhere.

In-Person Event
Tuesday, October 17th, 2023
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Fairwinds Alumni Center – Ballroom AB

You can download the University Map, here.

Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben Hodges,
the former Commanding General of US Army Europe (2014-2017), currently serves as NATO Senior Mentor for Logistics, he consults for several companies on Europe, NATO, and the European Union, and he is co-author of the book, Future War and the Defense of Europe, published by Oxford University Press.

Hodges has a regular media presence on CNN, MSNBC, Fox, BBC, Times Radio, ZDF, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Deutsche Welle, The Daily Telegraph and other media on NATO, US and European security, the Russian War against Ukraine, the greater Black Sea Region, geopolitical issues and regional security, governance, human rights, and other topics.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Go Knights! Charge On!


Posted September 26, 2023