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John O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series

 2016 Lecture featuring Ambassador Robert "Skipp" M. Orr

   Dr. Allida M. Black and Mrs. O'Sullivan



The 2016 John O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture will feature Ambassador Robert "Skipp" Orr, former U.S. Executive Director to the Asian Development Bank on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the FAU University Theatre on the Boca Raton Campus. Skipp Orr graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in history.  He subsequently earned a master's degree in government from Georgetown University, and his doctorate in political science from Tokyo University.  He was a congressional staffer in Washington D.C. from 1976 to 1981, and was then appointed to the U.S. Agency for International Development.  Orr was appointed president of Boeing Japan in 2002 and then became vice president of Motorola's European Affairs Division in 2007.  In 2010, President Obama named Orr executive director of the Manila-based Asian Development Bank, with the rank of ambassador.

Orr discusses his evolution from Congressional staffer to ambassador and the effect this had in formulation American's foreign policy in Asia.

For tickets, directions and other information, call 1.800.564.9539 or visit  www.fauevents.com

Depending on availability, tickets may also be obtained at the University Theatre one hour prior to the lecture

Admission - $20

Groups of 20 or more - $15

Faculty, Staff and Alumni - $10

FAU students with current student ID - $5

For group tickets, call 561.297.6124.

Free parking is available in Parking Garage II and Lots 1, 25 and 27

The mission of the John O’Sullivan Memorial Lectureship has been to provide students, secondary school teachers, faculty, and public guests the opportunity to hear a lecture by a  distinguished  historian who has published in a field of twentieth-century U.S. History relevant to Dr. O’Sullivan’s own interest and specialities.  Over the years the lectureship has hosted scholars of World War II, the Vietnam War, the nuclear age, the holocaust, modern American culture, and post-1945 political and diplomatic history.  Dr. O’Sullivan was a longtime faculty member and former chair of FAU’s History Department before his death in 2000.






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