Speaker featured in series
Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012 6:00 pm
The Messenger 03.19.12
Robert Gallucci, long-time government servant and foreign affairs official, will speak to students and faculty at the University of Tennessee at Martin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Watkins Auditorium of Boling University Center.
Gallucci is currently president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which supports individuals and institutions dedicated to creating a more peaceful world.
Before becoming president of the foundation, Gallucci served as dean of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service for 13 years. He has also been involved in government service, spending 21 years with the U.S. Department of State as Ambassador at Large.
“Honors Programs is delighted to have Robert Gallucci visit our campus to speak about his experiences in global affairs. Any student who has ever wondered about how to get involved should hear what he has to say,” said Dr. Lionel Crews, director of Honors Programs.
Gallucci began his foreign affairs career at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in 1974 and later became a division chief in the Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He has also served as an office director in both the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs and the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a master’s and a doctorate in politics from Brandeis University.
The lecture is co-sponsored by UT Martin Honors Programs and the Center for Global Studies and is free and open to the public.