- "Keynote Session: The Last 50 Years"
- "Featured Sessions: The Fall of Saigon and Its Aftermath"
- Friday, October 28
Richard L. Armitage is the President of Armitage International and a former Deputy Secretary of State (2001- 2005). Prior to returning to government service in 2001, Armitage was President of Armitage Associates L.C. from 1993 until 2001.
From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Armitage served in various high level diplomatic positions, including as a Special Emissary to Jordan’s King Hussein during the 1991 Gulf War and director of U.S. assistance to the new independent states of the former Soviet Union.
Prior to this, Armitage served in the Pentagon as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (1983-1989) and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia and Pacific Affairs (1981-1983).
Armitage graduated in 1967 from the U.S. Naval Academy and served three combat tours in Vietnam. He is the recipient of numerous U.S. and foreign military decorations as well as awards for distinguished public service.