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Citadel News Service

For Release
March 21, 2002

Global issues debated at Citadel

          Phil Lader, former ambassador to Great Britain, will moderate a panel discussion entitled "A Very Different World: The Global Issues Affecting South Carolina and Our Nation" Thursday March 28 at The Citadel.

          Part of the college's Greater Issues Series, the discussion begins at 11 a.m. in McAlister Field House. The public is invited. The panelists are Sir Jeremy Greenstock, United Kingdom ambassador to the United Nations; Ambassador Richard F. Celeste, former governor of Ohio and former U.S. ambassador to India; and Gordon Conway, president of The Rockefeller Foundation.

          The Greater Issues Series is the premier lecture series at The Citadel. Since it was established in 1954, the series has brought presidents, heads of state, scholars, diplomats, journalists and distinguished business and military leaders to The Citadel campus. The series is made possible by a grant from The Citadel Foundation.

          Greenstock was educated at Harrow School and Worcester College in Oxford, England. He has served as the private secretary to the ambassador of the British Embassy in Washington, the head of the chancery of the British Embassy in Paris, and minister of the British Embassy in Washington. In 1995, he was appointed deputy under secretary of state of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), with responsibility to the Middle East, and was appointed political director of the FCO a year later. Greenstock was knighted in June 1998.

          Conway was elected the 12th president of The Rockefeller Foundation in April 1998. He was educated at the Universities of Wales, Cambridge, Trinidad and California. Conway was a professor of environmental technology at the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London and served as the vice-chancellor of the University of Sussex and chair of the Institute for Development Studies.

          Celeste is the former U.S. ambassador to India. A graduate of Yale University and a Rhodes Scholar, he served on the staff of the Peace Corps in Washington in 1963, after which he spent four years in India as the executive assistant to the U.S. ambassador to India. Celeste served two terms as a member of the Ohio General Assembly, lieutenant governor, and then governor of Ohio from 1982 until 1990. During this time he spent 12 years as the director of the Peace Corps. Having since left public office, Celeste now serves on a number of corporate and non-profit boards.

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