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Leadership and Innovation in the 21st Century

How do former special operations leaders adapt and succeed in an ever-changing global environment? How can military and business leaders learn from each other to spur innovation in their respective organizations? Join the Rice University Veterans in Business Association and the Baker Institute Roundtable Young Professionals for a discussion on "Leadership and Innovation in the 21st Century" featuring Adm. William H. McRaven (ret.), chancellor of The University of Texas System and former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command.
Click here to register for this exclusive Roundtable event. Discounted tickets are available for Baker Institute members.


5:00 pm — Reception
6:00 pm — Keynote address



William H. McRaven, a retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral and SEAL, serves as The University of Texas System chancellor, leading one of the nation’s largest and most respected systems of higher education. Prior to becoming chancellor, McRaven was the commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command. He led a force of 69,000 men and women and was responsible for conducting counterterrorism operations worldwide, including Operation Neptune Spear, the special operations raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011. In June 2016, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter named McRaven as one of the first appointees to the newly formed Defense Innovation Advisory Board, advising the Pentagon on strategies to cultivate a culture of innovation in national defense.


Thu, Feb. 2, 2017
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


McNair Hall, Rice University