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Retired US Army General David Petraeus sits down for a conversation about  Iraq and Afghanistan, his views on current geopolitical issues, and what civilian life has been like during the Nantucket Atheneum’s next Geschke Lecture on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 7 pm at the Nantucket High School auditorium.

The general will be joined in conversation by Robert Greenspon.

General Petraeus has served as Director, Central Intelligence Agency (2011-2012) and commanded U.S. and International Security Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.  He is  currently partner and chairman of KKR Global Institute and a professor at CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College and the University of Southern California

A graduate of the United States Military Academy, General Petraeus also earned a Ph.D. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and later completed a fellowship at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

Admission is $25. Tickets available at the library and online.