July 23, 2024

OTTAWA — A former Ottawa University student who was an ambassador to Thailand will be this year’s Hostetter-Defries Family Endowed Cultural Event speaker. David Lambertson will speak on “The United States and the World, 2011 – What Can We Do for Our Country?” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 30; and “East Asia Rising: What it Means for the United States,” at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 31; at the Ottawa University Chapel. While Lambertson served in the U.S. State Department, he specialized in East and Southeast Asia. His postings include the U.S. Embassy in Saigon during the Vietnam War and the delegation of the Vietnam peace talks in Paris. He lives in Winchester and teaches at Kansas University and the Fort Leavenworth Command and General Staff College. The speeches are free and open to the public. The Hostetter-DeFries Family Endowed Cultural Fund was established in 1999 by Ottawa University alumni Dr. Stanley and Alice Jo (Hostetter) DeFries. The goal of the fund and annual cultural event is to host guest speakers who have contributed significantly to the social, artistic or cultural improvement of society.
Wednesday, March 16, 7 a.m.

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