University Speaker Series Brings National Security Expert to University Campus

November 16, 2015

The University Speaker Series at Saint Leo University is pleased to invite the public to a timely discussion of international importance for the first program of the 2015-2016 academic year. U.S. Army General (Retired) Barry McCaffrey will speak on “Policy, National Security, and the Road Ahead” at 7 p.m., Thursday, November 19, in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. A brief question-and-answer session will follow the general’s talk.

General McCaffrey is a distinguished leader who served in the U.S. Army for 32 years. His military experience includes service ranging from the Vietnam War to Desert Storm. After retiring from the military, General McCaffrey further served his country as director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy from 1996 to 2001.

His extensive international experience includes professional travel to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, and Europe, including a posting at NATO headquarters in Belgium.

He is currently president of his own consulting firm, and also provides analysis on national security and terrorism for NBC News.

University Campus is at 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285). Parking is available in the campus garage and in surface lots. For more information, or special accommodations, contact Colleen Tiesler at or (352) 588-8291.