The Moran Center for Global Leadership, in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, is pleased to welcome the Honorable John Kerry to Villanova University on Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30pm in the Villanova Room of the Connelly Center.
John Kerry served as the 68th Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017. A long-standing Senator from Massachusetts (1985-2013), and former Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Kerry brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the State Department. During his tenure as Secretary of State, Kerry provided the State Department with global stewardship on issues ranging from nuclear nonproliferation to radical extremists. In 2013, Kerry became the first Secretary of State, since the Iranian Revolution of 1979, to meet with Iran’s Foreign Minister, a key development in the eventual signing of the 2015 agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.
Kerry has had a long-standing commitment to the environment and a deep concern with environmentalism as a global issue. He was a key architect of the Paris Climate Accord, signing the agreement to reduce emissions in 2016. He is the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Antarctica, meeting with climate change scientists and researchers as he continues to be a steadfast supporter of environmental issues.
At a time of increasing concern and uncertainty in world affairs, John Kerry will share his thoughts and present his optimistic path for the future of diplomacy and leadership from the podium at Villanova University, in collaboration with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.