University of Mount Union Announces 2018 Schooler Lecture
November 03, 2017
ALLIANCE, Ohio - The University of Mount Union has announced General Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, as the 2018 Schooler Lecturer.
"Hot Spots at Home and Around the World" will take place at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in the Timken Gymnasium of the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex. The evening will consist of a discussion with General Hayden, who is a retired four-star general and served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency. He served in this capacity when the course of world events was changing at a rapid rate. As head of the country's premier intelligence agencies, he was on the front lines of global change, the war on terrorism, and the growing cyber challenge.
General Hayden understands the dangers, risks, and potential rewards of the political, economic, and security situations facing us.
General Hayden dissects hot spots around the world, analyzing the tumultuous global environment, the impact of the recent US election, and what it all means for Americans and America's interests. He speaks on the delicate balance between liberty and security in intelligence work, as
well as the potential benefits and dangers associated with the cyber domain.
Complimentary tickets will be available beginning in January. More information about the 2017-2018 Lecture Series is available at mountunion.edu/lecture-series.
About the Schooler Lecture
The Schooler Lecture Series was established in 1988 with grant funding from the Schooler Family Foundation. The Foundation's philanthropy has enabled the University to provide a dramatically enhanced opportunity for young men and women studying at Mount Union and for the residents in the greater Alliance area to experience the breadth and depth of American culture.
Past Schooler Lecturers have included the late former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford; the late astronomer Carl
Sagan; the late former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop; former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger; the Rev. Jesse Jackson; the late former U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick; news magazine host Hugh Downs; the late news commentator David Brinkley; former hostage Terry Anderson; Schindler’s List author Thomas Keneally and the late holocaust survivor Leopold Page; Apollo 13 Commander James Lovell; Rabbi Laureate Harold Kushner; former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor; environmental conservationist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.; former president of Poland Lech Walesa; Mount Everest explorer Dr. Beck Weathers; the late former New York Governor Mario Cuomo; media specialists Cokie and Steven Roberts; the Archbishop Desmond Tutu; former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young; world-renowned marine biologist Dr. Robert Ballard; the late Tim Russert; documentary filmmaker Ken Burns; political analysts James Carville and Mary Matalin; author Khaled Hosseini; astrophysicist, TV show host and author Neil Degrasse Tyson; former Newark, New Jersey mayor and current United States senator Cory Booker; Daily Beast founder and former editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair and Newsweek Tina Brown, Emmy Award nominated actor Carrie Coon ‘03 and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and Tony award-winning actor Tracy Letts; political director and host of “Meet the Press” and “MTP Daily” Chuck Todd; and, most recently, NBA all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.