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March 7, 2011
All Tickets to See the Honorable Colin L. Powell Deliver the Flora Cameron Lecture on Politics and Public Affairs at Trinity University Have Been Distributed
All tickets for the free public lecture have been picked up. Overflow seating will not be available for this lecture.
Powell became the 65th Secretary of State on Jan. 20, 2001. Before
serving in the cabinet, the general was a key aide to the Secretary of
Defense and National Security Advisor to President Reagan. He also
served 35 years in the United States Army, rising to the rank of
four-star general and serving as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
(1989 – 1993). During this time, he oversaw 28 crises including the
He was devoted to pursuing opportunities as well as to confronting the global and regional security challenges of the 21st century. He was at the forefront of the administration's efforts to advance economic and social development worldwide – in the fight against HIV/AIDS, in the promise of the Millennium Challenge Account – the most significant change in helping needy nations since the Marshall Plan – and in pursuing a freer trading and investment climate worldwide.
Powell earned a bachelor's degree in geology from City College of New York. Powell also participated in ROTC and received a commission as an Army second lieutenant upon graduation in June 1958. His further academic achievements include a master's of business administration from The George Washington University.
He is the recipient of numerous
Powell's civilian awards include two Presidential Medals of Freedom, the
President's Citizens Medal, the Congressional Gold Medal and the
Secretary of Energy Distinguished Service Medal. He has received awards
from over two dozen countries to include a French Legion of Honor and an
honorary knighthood bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II of
He was the founding chairman of
Since returning to private life, Powell has become a strategic limited
partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the renowned
The Flora Cameron Lecture on Politics and Public Affairs is made
possible by an endowment gift by Mrs. Flora C. Crichton of
For more information, contact Mary Anthony in the Office of University Communications at 210-999-8441.