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Thursday, May 5 ~ 7:30 PM


Brigadier General Jean-Pierre Fagué

Deputy Commanding General of Readiness & Plans for the U.S Army 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart
Brig Gen Fague

My Experiences as a French Officer Serving in French and Multinational Forces and with the U.S. Army

Brigadier General Fagué has 30 years of experience serving in the French armed forces and with multinational forces in Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, in addition to his current role as Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart.  He will relate his experiences abroad, especially his multiple deployments in Africa; his interactions with other countries’ militaries on missions in ways that we might not expect, especially with nations we now consider “unfriendly”.  His main focus will be on the modernization of the 3rd Infantry Division (ID) and where the U.S Army is going and how international cooperation is the key to success in defending Europe. What is the role of the 3rd ID in global affairs? 
General Fagué also had extensive experience in transforming the French Armed Forces command structures, working at the French Joint Staff HQ in Paris.



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(The 3rd Infantry Division welcomes new Deputy Commanding General for Readiness and new Chief of Staff, July ’21, by SFC Justin A. NaylorDVIDS)
Brigadier General Jean-Pierre Fagué is currently serving as the Deputy Commanding General of Readiness for the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart as of 17 July 2021.  His early service within the French forces includes assignments both in France and in French forces prepositioned in Africa.  In Africa, he was deployed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2004, as Chief of Future Operations at French Operation Licorne’s joint headquarters in Abidjan in 2006-2007, as Chief of the Joint Operations Centre in N’Djamena, Chad, in February 2008, as Chief of Operations of the European Union Military Force (EUFOR)  Chad/Central African Republic Multinational-Centre Battalion.   BG Fagué served as Chief of Staff of the French Regional Cooperation Joint Task Force for West Africa from 2011 to 2013.  In 2020, he deployed to Lebanon as the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Chief of Staff and French Senior National Representative.
General Fagué’s joint assignments include four tours in the French Joint Staff in Paris: in the International Relations directorate from 2001 to 2004; in the Operations directorate’s Plans and Policy Division from 2008 to 2010; as the Chief of Staff for Operations’ chef de projet for the transformation of the Armed Forces command structures from 2013 to 2014.  Finally, he was assigned to the Plans Directorate’s Capability Planning Division from 2016 to 2018, where he was in charge of national intelligence capabilities
BG Fagué attended the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College (“Distinguished Graduate”).  Additionally, he served as a faculty member at the French War College from 2014-to 2015 and was appointed Deputy Director of the French Centre for Higher Military Studies (CHEM) in July 2018.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in foreign languages, a Masters’s degree in military studies from the University of Virginia, and he teaches at Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs.  His awards and decorations include the French Legion of Honor, the National Order of Merit, and the Cross of Military Valor. Brigadier General Fagué is also Commander of the National Order of Merit of Senegal, Officer of the National Order of Mali, Knight of the Lebanese National Order of the Cedar and he has been awarded the U.S. Army Commendation Medal.


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Deborah Malac

Ambassador (ret.) Deborah R. Malac

Retired U.S. Senior Foreign Service Officer (39 yrs.), former U.S. Ambassador to Uganda and Liberia

“American Diplomacy in Action: Fighting Disease, Promoting Democracy, and Creating Economic Opportunity”


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Members can stay engaged & participate in various FREE & FEE Virtual Webinars offered by US World Affairs Councils. Both FREE & FEE Virtual Opportunities are listed below and updated weekly simply follow the links to register.

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US vs China
May 11 ~ 2 PM – 3 PM
Join WACA’s Cover to Cover author interview with C. Fred Bergsten. Bergsten’s new book, The United States vs. China, is the first to analyze US-China rivalry from the perspective of global economic leadership. Unlike other commentators, Bergsten sees reasons to be optimistic about future U.S.-China economic relations. He identifies ways in which both countries can lead, rather than destroy, the world economy.


Monday 5/9
Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall hosts Amy Turk, CEO of Downtown Women’s Center, Craig Griewe, Mayoral Candidate for Los Angeles, and Nan Roman, CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, for “The Homelessness Conversation We Need to Have
International Relations Council Kansas City presents “Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable Meeting
Tuesday 5/10
World Affairs Council of Connecticut hosts Lech Wałęsa, former President of Poland, for “An Evening with Lech Wałęsa, former President of Poland and Nobel Peace-Prize Winning Leader
Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy hosts Michael Pickett, FBI Special Agent, and Brandon Amacher, Instructor at Utah Valley University, for “FBI International Crime Diplomacy: Cyber Security
World Affairs Council of Austin hosts H.E. Juan Carlos Sosa, Vice Minister of Foreign Trade for the Republic of Panama, Richard Kilborn, National Director of Investment Promotion for the Republic of Panama, and Carmen Gisela Vergara Mas, General Administrator of PROPANAMA, for “Opportunity for Investment in the Republic of Panama
WorldOregon hosts Rebecca Nagle, award-winning advocate, and writer, for “Nations Within a Nation: Tribal Sovereignty 101
Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council hosts Rolf Wolfswinkel, author, for “Anne Frank and the Recent Cold Case Investigation
International Relations Council Kansas City hosts Mike Wuthrich, Associate Professor at the University of Kansas, for “What’s Happening in Turkey?
Global Minnesota presents “Lunch and Learn: Libraries Without Borders
Wednesday 5/11
WorldBoston hosts Alexandra Vacroux, Executive Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, for “Great Decisions: Russia and the U.S.
Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall hosts Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Columnist for the Financial Times, for “The Global Rise of Authoritarianism: Vladimir Putin and Beyond
World Affairs Council of Tacoma hosts Jaspreet Gill, Foreign Affairs Officer in the Office of Afghanistan Affairs, for “Afghanistan: Rule of Law and Women’s Rights
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh hosts Michelle King, teacher and the Learning Instigator, for “Globally Grounded
World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts Jennifer Spatz, Founder and CEO of Global Family Travels, for “Regenerative Travel in Greater Seattle to Explore Diverse Cultures and Equity Issues
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts Matthew Continetti, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, for “The War for American Conservatism
Thursday 5/12
WorldDenver hosts Yoshi Okamoto, Director of SHO-zemi Innovation Ventures, for “The Future of Artificial Intelligence: How AI Can Change the Way the World Lives, Works, and Learns
Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall hosts Ira Shapiro, author and President of Ira Shapiro Global Strategies, for “Saving Democracy or Undermining It: The Senate’s Decisive Role
World Affairs Council of Rhode Island hosts Omer Bartov, Professor at Brown University, for “The Roots of the False Russian Claim of the Need to ‘Denazify’ Ukraine
World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts David Donnelly, attorney specializing in emergent policy and legal issues related to arms control, and Madalina Man, lawyer specializing in nuclear security and nonproliferation, for “YPIN Career Curiosity: International Law
Vermont Council on World Affairs presents “Timely Topics: On the Ground Perspective from Ukraine

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