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Colin Powell to speak at Miami


Retired Gen. Colin L. Powell, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will speak on "Challenges of a Changing World" in presenting the inaugural Jack R. Anderson Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Miami University's Millett Hall.

"I hope that... young Americans will no longer think about whether they have a duty to leave their community and their country better than they found it. They will just do it," Powell has said.

Currently chairman of America’s Promise - The Alliance for Youth, Powell will meet with student leaders and ROTC members before speaking on the importance of duty to community and to country.

"General Powell embodies the mission of the Richard T. Farmer School of Business, which is to guide students to translate knowledge into responsible action," said Daniel Short, dean of the school of business, which invited Powell to speak.

As Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 1989 through September 1993, Gen. Powell was primary military adviser to Presidents Bush and Clinton. A professional soldier for 35 years, his military service includes time in Vietnam and Korea. He was also assistant to the president for national security affairs under President Reagan.

In his current role with America’s Promise, Powell leads a crusade to improve the lives of our nation’s youth.

The lecture itself is an act of "giving back" by Jack R. Anderson ’47, president of Calver Corporation. Anderson made a $1 million gift to the business school to fund the Jack R. Anderson Distinguished Lecture Series to expose students and faculty to people and ideas that are impacting business and society.

Admission is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. A signer will be provided for the hearing impaired.

For additional information contact Jennifer Bailey 513-529-4221, business school director of external relations,

Note to editors: Flash photography is not allowed during Gen. Powell’s speech.


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