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Amos A. Jordan to consider power in contemporary world at Oct. 20 Wheatley Institution lecture

Retired Brigadier General Amos A. Jordan will be speaking Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center at Brigham Young University. His subject will be “Has America Lost its Mojo? The Changing Nature of Power in the Contemporary World.”

The lecture is sponsored by BYU’s Wheatley Institution. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Jordan served as president of the Pacific Forum CSIS from 1990 to 1994 and as president and CEO of CSIS from 1983 to 1988. Jordan has held the positions of principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, deputy undersecretary of state, and acting under secretary of state for security assistance.

A former West Point department head, Jordan also served as a member of President Bush's Intelligence Oversight Board. He is the lead author of “American National Security,” a textbook on foreign affairs now in its sixth edition.

Jordan is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes scholar, and he received a doctorate in international affairs from Columbia University.

The Wheatley Institution was founded in 2007 to enhance the academic climate and scholarly reputation of BYU and to enrich faculty and student experiences by contributing recognized scholarship that lifts society by preserving and strengthening its core institutions.

For more information about the presentation, visit or contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or

Writer: Melissa Connor


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