Presidential Speaker Series: Donald McHenry
Thursday, November 17 , 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Donald McHenry, former Ambassador and United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will present the the Adlai E. Stevenson Memorial Lecture Series, co-hosted by Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University.
He served as Ambassador and United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations and as a member of the Cabinet of President Jimmy Carter from September 1979 to January 1981. Ambassador McHenry was the principal negotiator for the United States when a Soviet airliner carrying Russian ballerina, Lyudmila Vlasova, was prevented from taking off by Port Authority Police.
Ambassador McHenry holds a number of board and trustee positions in non-governmental organizations, including Chairman of the Ford Foundation International Fellowship Fund, and Director of the Institute for International Education, the American Ditchley Foundation, the American Assembly, and the Coca Cola Africa Foundation. He is Trustee Emeritus of Columbia University and the Mayo Foundation; and, is Chairman Emeritus of Africare. He is a 1957 graduate of Illinois State University.
The Adlai E. Stevenson Memorial Lecture Series was established by a group of local civic leaders to honor the legacy of Bloomington native Adlai E. Stevenson II, former Illinois Governor and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, after his passing in 1965. The events are co-hosted by Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University.