Jack Kelly and Gail Weiss Lecture Series

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The Jack Kelly and Gail Weiss Lecture Series in National Security brings senior figures in the international security field — including policy experts, members of non-governmental organizations, academics, journalists, military leaders, government officials and others — to speak at Notre Dame. Past lecturers include Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence; U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; U.S. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, former director of the National Security Agency; 9/11 Commission co-chair and former Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind.; and retired Gen. Jack Keane, former U.S. Army vice chief of staff.

"Notre Dame has engrained in its core the belief in God, country and Notre Dame. Its sons and daughters have served our nation in the military, intelligence and research community, ensuring our national security. By endowing this program, we hope to help expand the University’s long tradition of serving our nation."

—John A. "Jack" Kelly,   Class of 1974