Nobel Laureate Lech Walesa to speak at SHSU

Humanitarian and Nobel Laureate Lech Walesa will be on the campus of Sam Houston State University to talk about “Challenges of globalization – values in the changing world” Thursday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. in the Criminal Justice Center auditorium.

His presentation is open to the public, and there is no admission charge.

Walesa was the face of Poland’s anti-Soviet struggle during the 1980s, and later became the president of Poland in that country’s first free election in half a century.

Walesa has been granted many honorary degrees from universities in both Europe and the United States, and was Time magazine’s “Man of the Year” in 1981. Among his numerous international awards are the Medal of Freedom (USA), the Award of the Free World (Norway), and the European Award of Human Rights.

His presentation is sponsored by SHSU President and Mrs. Jim Gaertner and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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