|SARASOTA, Fla. (April 07, 2022) – The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus will jointly host a four-part virtual speaker series, “Ukraine: What’s Next?,” bringing together leading experts on a range of topics to share insights on the global and local impacts of the war in Ukraine.Who: Retired Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, former supreme allied commander for Europe. Breedlove will deliver the keynote speech for the first session, from 9 a.m. to noon, on April 13, focusing on military and intelligence insights. He’ll also answer audience questions. Afterward, a panel discussion will occur featuring:Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Scott Gray (moderator) Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula Ron Sanders, staff director, Florida Center for Cyber Security Serge Jorgensen, founding partner and chief technical officer, SylintLuke Bencie, managing director, Security Management International
Future sessions: Subsequent sessions in the series will be held virtually from 9 a.m. to noon and include topics focused on financial and economic impacts (April 27), cyber security analysis (May 10) and diplomatic and humanitarian responses (May 24).*The April 27 session will be held virtually and live at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The four-part virtual speaker series is being offered for free. Visit sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/Ukraine to register and learn more.Presenters: The series is presented by the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, the Air Force Association Florida West Coast Chapter, Cyber Florida, the Global Interdependence Center, Security Management International, the USF Institute for Public Policy and Leadership and USF ResearchOne.###
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