Colleges of Arts & Sciences Nisei Veterans Endowed Forum Series present guest speaker General Eric K. Shinseki

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Laarni Gedo, (808) 956-5790
Colleges of Arts & Sciences
Posted: Sep 18, 2007

HONOLULU — The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's Colleges of Arts and Sciences present the Universal Values for a Democratic Society―Nisei Veterans Endowed Forum Series, featuring guest speaker General (Ret.) Eric K. Shinseki, from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (2454 South Beretania St.)

Shinseki, who was born in Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i in 1942, graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1965. He also graduated from Duke University where he earned an MA in English Literature. Among many accomplishments throughout his military career were two tours of duty in Vietnam and serving as Commanding General, United States Army Europe; Commander, Allied Land Forces Central Europe; and Commander, NATO Stabilization Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

In 1999, culminating his military career, Eric K. Shinseki became the 34th Chief of Staff of the United States Army. He retired from the military in 2003.

Shinseki will speak about key values that shaped and inspired his renowned leadership style. As a Hawai‘i son who has risen to the heights of Chief of Staff of the United States Army, he is able to speak from a unique perspective that will most certainly engage the audience. A "Question and Answer" segment will follow Shinseki‘s presentation. Shinseki will not answer questions from the news media.

The forum is open to the public. Boxed lunch and beverage will be available for $7. Parking is available for $3 with validation at the JCCH parking garage.

The deadline to RSVP and place a lunch order is September 26. Call Laarni Gedo in the Colleges of Art & Sciences, Office of Community and Alumni Relations at 956-5790 to RSVP and place lunch orders.

About the series
Universal Values for a Democratic Society ―Nisei Veterans Endowed Forum Series was established by the Colleges of Arts and Sciences to foster thoughtful discussions on values and their role in enhancing a democratic society.