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General John F. Kelly

General John F. Kelly, USMC (Ret.) – Former White House Chief of Staff

Geopolitics – Our Future on the Global Stage

January 15, 2020 | 10:30am | William Saroyan Theatre

General John F. Kelly, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) has served as a four-star General, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, leader of U.S. Southern Command and White House Chief of Staff. As a result, few people are as qualified as General Kelly to provide first-hand insight into the international evolving geopolitical landscape.  In a world where dictators are falling and rising, where governments posture for a greater impact on the global stage, and where information is the critical currency, who will emerge and where will opportunities exist? From the UN to the Pentagon, from the South China Sea to Washington, DC, General Kelly discusses the trends, risks and potential rewards amid the global ‘hot spots’ and our future on the global stage.

Special Event


Written by Eric H. Weinburger and Elaine Bromka

October 13, 2021 | 10:30am | Online

Exclusive for Early Season Ticket holders and Sponsors

Tea for Three is an online Vimeo play followed by a live Q&A with Elaine Bromka, Emmy® award-winner, star and co-writer. A witty, charming recreation of the reminiscences of three memorable First Ladies, Tea for Three chronicles the legacies of Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford as they prepare to leave the White House.

Season Ticket holders who purchase by September 22, 2021 will be contacted via email to register for the show. On the day of the presentation (October 13, 2021), registrants will receive a non-shareable link to the Vimeo play and directions for getting on the Question-and-Answer Webinar with Elaine Bromka following the play.

Acclaimed American actress Elaine Bromka is known for co-writing the one-woman play Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty with Eric H. Weinberger, in which Bromka portrayed First Ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford. Her thirty-plus year career has included appearances in numerous movies and television programs as well as on and off-Broadway productions. Bromka is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Smith College and a faculty member at Smith and NYU.

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