October 4, 2021

Ambassador Distinguished Lecture Series at Purdue to launch with presentation by Ambassador Todd C. Chapman

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The Purdue Policy Research Institute (PPRI), Office of Global Partnerships, the colleges of Liberal Arts and Engineering and the Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue (CTDP) at the Purdue Research Foundation are launching the Ambassador Distinguished Lecture Series at Purdue.

The new Ambassador Distinguished Lecture Series at Purdue will feature distinguished members of the diplomatic corps and international organizations who will present a keynote talk and engage with faculty and students in a lively exchange of ideas on important timely aspects of world affairs that are relevant to the community.

The inaugural speaker for the series will be Todd C. Chapman, recently retired diplomat and former United States ambassador to Brazil. Chapman's talk, titled “Technology and Diplomacy: Trends in U.S. Foreign Policy,” will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6) and will conclude with a moderated Q&A discussion. The hourlong event will be hosted in-person at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121, and will be followed by a reception at 11-11:30 a.m.

A virtual livestream option is also available, broadcast via Zoom. The talk is free and open to the public. Interested attendees are required to preregister online.

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