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Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture
Sen. Jack Reed To Deliver Ogden Lecture: “President Bush and The Long War: Are Slogans Enough?”
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) will visit Brown University to deliver the Stephen A. Ogden Jr. Memorial Lecture on International Affairs on Friday, March 3, 2006. His address, “President Bush and the Long War: Are Slogans Enough?” begins at 6 p.m. in the List Arts Center, 64 College St. It is free and open to the public. Reed will be available for press interviews.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) will deliver the Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs at Brown University Friday, March 3, 2006. The lecture, “President Bush and the Long War: Are Slogans Enough?” begins at 6 p.m. in Room 120 of the List Arts Center, 64 College St. The event is free and open to the public.
Reed has emerged as a leading voice on Iraq and national security. He just returned from his seventh trip to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“For the past four decades, these lectures have helped create a dialogue within the international community,” Reed said. “It is an honor to participate in the Stephen A. Ogden Memorial Lecture at Brown.” Reed will be the 70th Ogden Lecturer.
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996, Reed has been a leader on education, health care, campaign finance reform, child-care reform, and international affairs. He is the senior Democratic member of the Joint Economic Committee and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
Reed is a Cranston native, who earned degrees from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. An Army Ranger and paratrooper, he served in the 82nd Airborne Division as an infantry platoon leader, a company commander and a battalion staff officer. Following his military service, Reed attended Harvard Law School and went on to work at Washington, D.C., and Providence law firms. He was elected to the Rhode Island State Senate in 1984 and served for three terms. In 1990, Reed was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1996, when Sen. Claiborne Pell announced his retirement, Reed campaigned for and was elected to the U.S. Senate.
Since 1965, the Ogden Lectureship has presented the University and its neighboring communities with authoritative and timely addresses about international affairs. The lectureship was established in memory of Stephen A. Ogden Jr., a member of the Brown Class of 1960, who died in 1963 from injuries he suffered in a car accident during his junior year. His family created the series as a tribute to Ogden’s interest in the advancement of international peace and understanding. Dozens of heads of state, diplomats, and observers of the international scene have participated in the series, including Queen Noor of Jordan, former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, President of Brazil Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell, media mogul Ted Turner, and astronaut Sen. John Glenn.
For more information on this event, call the Office of University Events at (401) 863-2474.