Campus News 2007

For Immediate Release
April 2, 2007

Former ambassador to speak at Schreiner on 100 years of war

Note:  This event was originally set for April 18th but due to a scheduling conflict has been changed and will occur on April 17th at 7pm in the CCAC Ballroom.  Please make note on your calendar.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thomas D. Boyatt

Thomas D. Boyatt, former U.S. ambassador and current president of the nonpartisan Foreign Affairs Council, will speak at Schreiner University at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, in the ballroom of the Cailloux Campus Activity Center on the Schreiner campus. Boyatt, who made his career with the U.S. Foreign Service, will visit the University as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. He will speak on "The 100 Years War of the 20th Century."

In 1969, Boyatt was a passenger on a hijacked plane, and put himself at risk for the other passengers aboard. He also was responsible for negotiating passengers’ release in Syria. Boyatt received the Meritorious Honor Award from the U.S. State Department for his actions. He has served in Chile, Luxembourg and Cyprus, and as a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on Leadership under then-Secretary of State Colin Powell.  Dr. Ronald Hatchett, director of Schreiner’s Center for Global Studies, was instrumental arranging Boyatt’s visit.

“In addition to the public lecture on the 17th, he will discuss international education matters with Schreiner officials, speak to several Schreiner classes and brief interested students on career opportunities in foreign service,” Hatchett said.
Boyatt’s talk is free and open to the public.

For more information about Boyatt’s visit to Schreiner, please contact Dr. Ronald Hatchett, Director of the Center for Global Studies, (830) 792-7461. For more information about Woodrow Wilson Fellows and Thomas Boyatt, visit

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