Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 4-5:30 p.m.

Searching for job security working for politicians is as futile as a moderator asking for clarity during a presidential debate (you’ve been watching, right?). Some people can achieve it, and Robert Gates is one of them. He’s served under eight presidents in various offices, most recently (2006-11) as President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Defense. Gates shares his insights and stories from his previous position as well as from his tenure on the staff of President George W. Bush, his time as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and his career in national security at the next Oklahoma State University Center for Executive and Professional Development Executive Management Briefings event on Oct. 23 at the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens, OKC. 

If you miss him there, you can also hear Gates at the Tulsa Business Forums events (also through OSU) from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa. Space must be reserved for both days ($75 per person each event). Go to www.cepd.okstate.edu for sponsorship information and other series speakers scheduled for future dates.

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