Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and 2011 Liberty Medal recipient Robert M. Gates returns to the National Constitution Center to unveil his latest book, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War—a strikingly candid account of his experience serving as secretary of defense under both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. The former head of the Pentagon will discuss how he juggled multiple wars abroad as well as the political realities at home. His talk also will focus on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, national security, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and the mission to capture and kill Osama Bin Laden.
*Admission includes a copy of Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. A book signing with Robert Gates will follow the program.
Advance reservations recommended; Call 215.409.6700 or order online.
Please note that this program is subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information. National Constitution Center programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.
Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first come first serve basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.