Celebrating 140 Years of Creighton University

Celebrating 140 Years of Creighton University

Creighton will host three esteemed speakers this fall as part of the 140 Presidential Lecture Series that kicked off with former U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in April.

Former Secretaries of State Dr. Madeleine Albright and Gen. Colin Powell will be on campus Oct. 30 to discuss national and global issues. Suzanne Malveaux, HON’12, an award-winning journalist with CNN, will serve as moderator.

Dr. Albright was named U.S. Ambassador to the UN in 1993 before becoming the first female Secretary of State in 1997. As Secretary of State, she reinforced America’s alliances, advocated for democracy and human rights and promoted American trade and business, labor and environmental standards abroad.

Gen. Colin Powell served as National Security Advisor under President Ronald Reagan and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for both President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton before becoming Secretary of State under President George W. Bush. As Secretary of State, he led major efforts to address and solve regional and civil conflicts.

Dominican-American poet, novelist and essayist Julia Alvarez will speak at Creighton Sept. 13 in cooperation with Creighton’s Institute for Latin American Concern. She is the author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of the Butterflies.

Register beginning Aug. 22 and learn more at creighton.edu/140-lecture.

Dr. Madeleine Albright Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders