On this week’s episode of “What’s Next?” Maggie Feldman-Piltch interviews ASP Founding Member and Board Member former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel about national security in a complex world and how the past- both his own and the world’s, shapes our futures. Other topics include veteran’s affairs, cyber security, the role of allies, and building a strategy for a better world.
Secretary Chuck Hagel served as the 24th U.S. Secretary of Defense.
Hagel served two terms in the United States Senate (1997-2009) representing the state of Nebraska. Hagel was a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; and Intelligence Committees. He Chaired the Foreign Relations International Economic Policy, Export and Trade Promotion Subcommittee; and the Banking Committee’s International Trade and Finance, and Securities Subcommittees. Hagel also served as the Chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China and the Senate Climate Change Observer Group.
He is the author of the book, America: Our Next Chapter, a straight forward examination of the current state of our nation that provides substantial proposals for the challenges of the 21st century. Hagel was the subject of a 2006 book by University of Nebraska professor Charlyne Berens entitled, Chuck Hagel: Moving Forward.