Former Colombian president and Nobel Prize winner to give speech at KSU

Former Colombian president and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Juan Manuel Santos is speaking next year at Kansas State University.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Santos’ February 4th address is part of the Landon Lecture series.  The series is named for former Kansas Governor Alf Landon,who was the 1936 Republican nominee for president.

The series was established in 1966 to bring in speakers to discuss issues facing business, politics and international relations.

Santos received undergraduate degrees in economics and business from the University of Kansas in 1973.  He went on to serve as  Colombia’s president from 2010 to 2018.  He was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 for his efforts in bringing his country’s civil war to an end after more than 50 years.

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