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    Michael Stanley Dukakis
    December 5th, 2007 under Programs/Events, Blog Program. [ Comments: 2 ]


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    Dukakis began his political career as an elected Town Meeting Member in
    the town of Brookline. He was elected chairman of his town’s Democratic
    organization in 1960 and won a seat in the Massachusetts legislature in
    1962. He served four terms as a legislator, winning re-election by an
    increasing margin each time he ran.

    In 1970 he was the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s nominee for
    Lieutenant-Governor and the running mate of Boston Mayor Kevin White
    in that year’s gubernatorial race which they lost to Republicans Frank
    Sargeant and Donald Dwight. Dukakis won his party’s nomination for
    governor in 1974 and beat Sargeant decisively in November of that year.
    Dukakis inherited a record deficit and record high unemployment and is
    generally credited with digging Massachusetts out of one of its worst
    financial and economic crises in history. But the effort took its toll, and he
    was defeated in the Democratic Primary in 1978 by Edward King.

    Dukakis came back to defeat King in 1982 and was re-elected to an
    unprecedented third four-year term in 1986 by one of the largest margins
    in history. In 1986 his colleagues in the National Governors Association
    voted him the most effective governor in the Nation.

    In 1988 Dukakis became the first Greek-American to be nominated for the
    presidency. He emerged from a strong Democratic field that included
    Senators Al Gore, Gary Hart and the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Dukakis won the
    Democratic nomination but was defeated by George H.W. Bush. Soon
    thereafter, he announced that he would not be a candidate for re-election as
    governor and served his final two years as governor at a time of increasing
    financial and economic distress in Massachusetts and the Northeast.

    dukakis-campaign-poster.jpgAfter leaving office in January 1991, Dukakis was a visiting professor
    at the University of Hawaii in the political science department and at
    the School of Public Health. While at the University of Hawaii, he
    taught courses in political leadership and health policy and led a series
    of public forums on the reform of the nation’s health care system.

    Since then, there has been increasing public interest in Hawaii’s
    first-in-the nation universal health insurance system and the lessons
    that can be learned from it as the nation debates the future of health
    care in America.

    Dukakis has taught in the senior executive program for State and Local
    managers at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard
    University. He has also taught at Florida Atlantic University.
    His research has focused on national health care policy reform and the
    lessons that national policy makers can learn from state reform efforts.
    He has authored articles on the subject for the Journal of American
    Health Policy, the Yale Law and Policy Review, the New England
    Journal of Medicine, and Compensation and Benefits Management.

    In addition, he co-taught with Professor Rochefort a graduate seminar in
    national health policy reform that included a series of public forums
    and an all-day conference that culminated in the publication of
    Insuring American Health for the Year 2000, a Northeastern
    University publication that has been distributed widely to health policy
    makers, legislators and others.

    Today, Dukakis spends his time teaching, spending one semester a
    year at Northeastern University in Massachusetts and the other at the
    University of California, Los Angeles.

    Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell, IV - 11/14/2007 - Dole Institute
    December 5th, 2007 under Programs/Events, Iraq, Military Programs. [ Comments: 5 ]


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    Commanding General, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth

    Commandant, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

    Deputy Commanding General for Combined Arms, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Director, Joint Center for International Security Force Assistance

    Lieutenant General Caldwell currently serves as the commander of the Combined Arms Center at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, the command that oversees the Command and General Staff College and 17 other schools, centers, and training programs located throughout the United States. The Combined Arms Center is also responsible for: development of the Army’s doctrinal manuals, training of the Army’s commissioned and noncommissioned officers, oversight of major collective training exercises, integration of battle command systems and concepts, and supervision of the Army’s Center for the collection and dissemination of lessons learned.

    His prior deployments and assignments include serving as Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Effects and spokesperson for the Multi-National Force – Iraq, Commanding General of the 82nd Airborne Division; Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense; Deputy Director for Operations for the United States Pacific Command; Assistant Division Commander, 25th Infantry Division; Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Commander, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division; a White House Fellow, The White House; Politico-Military Officer in Haiti during OPERATION RESTORE/UPHOLD DEMOCRACY; Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division during OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM; and Chief of Plans for the 82nd Airborne Division during OPERATION JUST CAUSE in Panama.

    Lieutenant General Caldwell’s decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), the Legion of Merit (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), the Bronze Star (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), and the Louisiana Cross of Merit.

    Lieutenant General Caldwell graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1976. He earned Masters Degrees from the United States Naval Postgraduate School and from the School for Advanced Military Studies at the United States Army Command and General Staff College. Lieutenant General Caldwell also attended the John F. Kennedy, School of Government, Harvard University as a Senior Service College Fellow.


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