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JBLM’s Lieutenant General Lanza Visits MAAIS for a Leadership Discussion and Banquet

March 6, 2017


Kate Griffith

photo courtesy of I Corps Public Affairs

The University of Washington hosted Lieutenant General Stephen R. Lanza, commander of I Corps stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, for a leadership seminar, happy hour and banquet on Monday, February 27.

MAAIS student Beth Do chats with LTG Lanza following the February event. photo courtesy of I Corps Public Affairs

LTG Lanza and Jackson School Director Resat Kasaba at the Monday event.

As commander of a globally responsive force that supports the Pacific region, Lanza has also been an instrumental partner and supporter of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and its Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) program. Lanza is leaving his post at I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord in April, so Monday’s event marked what may be his last regular visit to the UW campus.

Following his presentation on leadership and a Q&A with MAAIS and Foster School of Business students, Lanza joined faculty, administration, Civic Council members and students for dinner and a discussion of issues facing the Pacific region through the next decade.


Civic Council members bring their expertise and diverse perspectives to the MAAIS program through special lectures, field visits, simulations and group projects. These activities offer significant networking opportunities and help MAAIS students stay relevant and current. Learn more about the MAAIS Civic Council here.