As of Friday, April 6, 2012
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Ambassador Andrew Young speaks Wednesday at a forum held at Georgia Gwinnett College.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- About 300 students, faculty, staff and guests at Georgia Gwinnett College got a visit Wednesday from a United Nations ambassador and civil rights leader who discussed a variety of global issues as well as his many experiences.
Ambassador Andrew Young spoke during a conversational forum with GGC President Daniel J. Kaufman.
"Ambassador Young's various public service roles have give him a unique perspective on the many issues and opportunities facing our young people as they enter a global economy," Kaufman said. "His experiences as a leader in the civil rights movement, a U.S. congressman, Ambassador of the United Nations, mayor of Atlanta and co-chair of the Atlanta Olympic Committee demonstrate what a dedicated citizen and public servant can do for his community, his state and his nation. I am delighted that our students had this opportunity to listen to his perspective."
During the forum, Ambassador Young discussed the decisions and personal crossroads he encountered through the course of his career. In addition, he talked with a political science class about his experiences as a civil rights leader.
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