FPRI's 2017 Annual Dinner

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Union League of Philadelphia
United States

Featuring the Presentation of the 13th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service to Ash Carter U.S. Secretary of  Defense (2015-2017) speaking on Challenges to American Security.

A native of Philadelphia, Ash Carter served as the 25th Secretary of Defense (2015-2017). For over 35 years inside government under presidents of both political parties as well as in the private sector, Carter has leveraged his extraordinary experience in national security, technology, and innovation to defend the United States and to make a better world. Carter has taught at many of the world’s outstanding academic institutions, including Stanford, Harvard, and Oxford. He received his doctorate in Theoretical Physics from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and is the author of 11 books and more than 100 articles, including one in Orbis: FPRI’s Journal of World Affairs.


Seats at the 2017 Annual Dinner are guaranteed to FPRI Partners. Individual tickets will be available to purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis in the fall.

You can also support our Annual Dinner Campaign by making a tax-deductible contribution.

For more information about pricing and availability, as well as sponsorship opportunities, please contact Eli Gilman at (215) 732-3774 x 103 or [email protected].

Event Type: 
National Security