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Gen. Powell Speaks At Ball State University

Last updated on Tuesday, February 19, 2008

(INDIANAPOLIS) - General Colin Powell spoke about “Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust and Values” in Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University Monday night.

The event marked the 20th anniversary of Butler's celebration of diversity distinguished lecture series. The series was developed to provide the Butler and greater Indianapolis community increased interaction with outstanding dignitaries and scholars through short- term campus visits.

The first speaker was Dr. Maya Angelou in 1988. The series has brought academicians, civil and human-rights activists, government officials, entertainers, poets and authors to campus.

The list includes former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, civil-rights leader Coretta Scott King and filmmaker Spike Lee.

Powell served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 to 1993 and became the 65th Secretary of State in 2001.

Powell says it's important to educate a new generation of youngsters to deal with not just America, but the whole world .

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