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Maxwell Alumni Program - Faculty Conversation with Prof. Sean O'Keefe

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Professor Sean O'Keefe - How the COVID-19 Crisis Reminds Us of the Public Service Imperative

Join Maxwell on Tuesday, April 28 at 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET for a conversation with Professor Sean O'Keefe, who will reflect on the public service imperative amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor O'Keefe is University Professor and the Howard G. and S. Louise Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Concurrently, he is a Distinguished Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Maxwell’s partner institution in Washington, D.C. On four separate occasions Prof. O’Keefe served as a presidential appointee when he led NASA, as Secretary of the Navy, as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget and Deputy Assistant to the President, and as Comptroller and CFO at the Department of Defense. He has also held executive leadership roles at Airbus Group, Inc. and General Electric Company, and served as Chancellor of Louisiana State University.

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(or join the April 28 Q&A via telephone at +1-571-392-7650 PIN: 596 908 9729)

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