Apr. 18, 2012

Reagan administration diplomat to speak about former president

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Ken Adelman, who was a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency during the Ronald Reagan administration, is the keynote speaker for this year's 2012 James Jeremiah Wadsworth Endowed Lecture on Wednesday, May 2.

Adelman will present a multi-media presentation that focuses on the "Tales and Times of Ronald Reagan," which includes clips of Reagan's speeches, funny incidents, summit photos from when Adelman was with him negotiating arms reductions and other features.

Adelman is vice president of Movers & Shakespeares, an executive training firm that teaches business skills through Shakespeare's works, and has taught at several universities. He also served as assistant to the secretary of defense in the 1970s and was on the Defense Policy Board from 2001 to 2006. He was also the national editor for the Washingtonian magazine for 20 years.

The lecture is Wednesday, May 2, at 8 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.