Compassion + courage
As a kid growing up in Missouri, Eric Greitens loved “choose your own adventure” style stories. When he went to college, he resolved to make his life an adventure of his own choosing.
His passport stamps comprise a list of geopolitical hotspots: China, Bosnia, Rwanda, Iraq, Bolivia, Afghanistan. His roles in these places have been diverse: teacher, aid worker, Navy SEAL, documentarian. And through his experiences, he realized “that it is within our power, and that the world requires of us — of every one of us — that we be both good and strong in order to love and protect,” an understanding he details in this year’s Common Reader, The Heart and the Fist.
Eric Greitens will share his journey during this semester’s Public Affairs Convocation.
- What: Public Affairs Convocation
- When: 7 p.m., Oct. 28, 2014
- Where: Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
- Who: Eric Greitens — author, humanitarian, veteran and founder of nonprofit The Mission Continues
- Tickets: This event is free and open to the public; tickets are required. Tickets are available at the box offices of Hammons Hall, JQH Arena and Plaster Student Union
- Sponsor: Public Affairs
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- Author, humanitarian, former Navy SEAL @EricGreitens speaks on courage and caring at the Public Affairs Convocation, 10/28 bit.ly/1v4szwi
- “Without courage compassion falters, and without compassion courage has no direction.” Hear more from @EricGreitens on 10/28: bit.ly/1v4szwi
- “If we really care about people, we have to be willing to protect them.” Veteran, humanitarian @EricGreitens speaks on 10/28: bit.ly/1v4szwi
- Public Affairs Convocation on 10/28 explores the intersection of strength and compassion bit.ly/1v4szwi #CitizenBear
- Eric Greitens on courage and compassion in a complicated world- Free Public Affairs lecture Oct. 28 bit.ly/1v4szwi #CitizenBear #SGF
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- Post: Author Eric Greitens shares what he’s learned about having courage and compassion in a complicated world, Oct. 28.
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- Post: Hear author Eric Greitens speak on his experiences in Iraq, Bosnia, Rwanda and more, Oct. 28.
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