Grove City College’s Center for Vision and Values will help communicate the revolutionary ideas and enduring influence of the “Great Communicator” with the tenth annual Ronald Reagan Lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 6, 2016, in Ketler Auditorium of the Pew Fine Arts Center on campus.
This year’s event will also feature a special screening of the movie “Silence Patton” at 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Guthrie Theater on South Broad Street in downtown Grove City.
“Reagan, Patton and Foreign Policy: From the Cold War to the Rise of ISIS and Beyond” features Herb Meyer, an expert on international intelligence, and Robert Orlando, a filmmaker and former journalist. Articulate and inspiring, the pair will explain how both Reagan and General George S. Patton have informed today’s foreign policy. Dr. Paul Kengor, Grove City College professor of political science and noted Reagan scholar, will lead the discussion focusing on major issues for Americans to consider in 2016 and beyond.
Meyer served during the Reagan administration as special assistant to the director of Central Intelligence and vice chairman of the CIA’s National Intelligence Council. He is widely credited with being the first senior government official to forecast the collapse of the Soviet Union, an insight for which he later was awarded the U.S. National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the highest honor in the intelligence community. Meyer’s essays on intelligence and politics have been published in numerous outlets including The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Policy Review and American Thinker.
Orlando is the president of Nexus Media, for which he directed “Silence Patton,” a documentary that digs into the pages of history to find the answers to many of the questions that surrounded Patton’s tenure in the U.S. Army. In addition to his work on Patton, Orlando has worked for over 20 years as a digital media producer, director and editor for a variety of commercial and corporate partners including, American Express, Unilever, the Wall Street Journal and Conde Nast.
The Ronald Reagan Lecture is sponsored by the Center of Vision and Values at Grove City College. For details about the lecture, visit: visionandvaluesevents.com/reagan-lecture. For more about the Center, visit, visionandvalues.org.