President of Colombia Offers Insight at Ogden Lecture at Brown U.
Juan Manuel Santos, the president of Colombia, delivered the Stephen A. Ogden Jr. Memorial lecture on International Affairs at Brown University. His lecture centered on how he believes Latin America will play an increasingly important role in global affairs in coming years. Santos was visiting the U.S. to attend meetings at the United Nations and to meet with President Obama.
The lecture is held annually in memory of Ogden, who was killed in a car accident in 1963. Established by his family, the Ogden lectureship came into being two years later as a means of advancing international peace and understanding. The lectures have brought a large number of U.S. and foreign diplomats as well as many other observers of the international scene to Brown’s campus. All have given lectures on current world topics.
Peg Ogden, a Brown graduate and sister of Stephen Ogden has been involved in establishing and attending the lectures for many years.
President Ruth Simmons customarily holds a dinner at her home for the attendees and guests. #