Former US Ambassador to South Africa Speaks at CMU Griffin Policy Forum

A distinguished visitor came to campus Monday night to share his thoughts on building better communities, and inspiring students to follow their passion.

Former U.S. ambassador to South Africa, Delano Lewis was the guest at the Central Michigan University Griffin Policy Forum Monday night.

Lewis served as a U.S. Justice Department Attorney, U.S. Peace Corps country director in Nigeria and president of National Public Radio.

He served as ambassador to South Africa under President Clinton.

His goal was to share his experiences in a way that inspires people to help make the lives of each other better by unleashing their passion with purpose.

“Most of the people here may be political science majors mostly students they’ll be interested in American government and how I used my degree in political science and went on to law school and how I used the government in the process to make things change, for the better. So I hope the take away is that the students can do the same,” says Lewis.

The Griffin Policy Forum was moderated by our own Kevin Essebaggers.

The forums are put on twice a year by the CMU College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.