On Tuesday, April 1, 2008, Assistant Professor Amy Oakes, the Program students, W&M Provost Geoffrey Feiss, a few select alums, and W&M Board of Visitors Member Jeff Tramell '73 gathered for a private discussion and reception with Former National Security Advisor, Lieutenant General Scowcroft. The evening was sponsored by the Wendy and Emery Reves Center for International Studies and arranged by W&M alums Sue '64 and Ray Warner '63.
Provost Geoffrey Feiss welcomed students and guests. Then Assistant Professor Amy Oakes introduced Lieutenant General Scowcroft, who discussed the remarkable shift in the global power structure following the fall of the Soviet Union, explaining the challenges facing the United States today and the uncertainty and debate over the best course for a new foreign policy. He took student questions after his opening remarks, touching on a wide variety of national security challenges facing the nation.