General (U.S. Army, Ret.) David H. Petraeus is the Kissinger Fellow at Yale’s Jackson School of Global Affairs, the Chair of the Global Institute of a major investment firm, and a former director of the CIA. Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, culminating his career with six consecutive commands as a general officer, five of which were in combat, including command of the Surge in Iraq, command of U.S. Central Command, and command of coalition forces in Afghanistan.
Following retirement from the military, Petraeus served as Director of the CIA during the global war on terror. He is the author, with Andrew Roberts, of Conflict: A Military History of the Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine. Petraeus graduated with honors from the U.S. Military Academy and earned a Ph.D. at Princeton University.