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The Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate brings notable individuals to campus each year, expanding our students’ access to 21st century newsmakers. The series was launched in 2007 by the Society of Families.

Leon Panetta

Portrait of Leon Panetta

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and co-founder of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy

April 5, 7 p.m.
Colgate Memorial Chapel


Mr. Panetta’s speech will highlight a weekend-long celebration of Colgate leadership at 200 Years, April 5–7. During the course of the weekend, the University will also host conversations on Colgate’s history and future and other leadership-focused events. A full schedule is forthcoming at 200.colgate.edu.

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