Ogden Lecture Series

Since 1965, the Ogden Lectures have been the most distinguished of their kind, serving both the Brown and Rhode Island communities in the field of International Relations.

Stephen A. Ogden Jr., an active member of the Brown class of 1960, was seriously injured in an automobile accident in the spring of his junior year. After a valiant fight for life, he died in 1963. Established by his family, the Ogden lectureship came into being two years later as a means of achieving in some small measure what Steve Ogden had hoped to accomplish in his life: the advancement of international peace and understanding.

The Ogden Lectures are a living tribute to the memory of a young man who had hoped to devote his abilities and energy to the field of international relations. These lectures have brought to the University and to Rhode Island a large number of U.S. and foreign diplomats as well as many other observers of the international scene. All have given lectures, free and open to the public, on current world topics.

Democracy and Corruption in Brazil and Latin America Today

His Excellency
Fernando Henrique Cardoso
President of Brazil

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The Stephen A. Ogden Jr. '60  95th Memorial Lecture on International Affairs
John Carter Brown Library
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 4 p.m.

Former President of Brazil (1995-2002) Fernando Henrique Cardoso is currently president of the Fundação Fernando Henrique Cardoso (FFHC, São Paulo, Brazil) and honorary president of the Party of the Brazilian Social Democracy (PSDB). He is currently the president of the Global Commission on Politics and Drugs and one of the twelve members of the Elders, a group of global leaders who work together for the peace and human rights, founded in 2007 by Nelson Mandela.