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Kinsman and Reid to present Gilbert Lecture, Oct. 14

Princeton alumni Jeremy Kinsman, Canadian ambassador to the European Union, and T.R. Reid, London bureau chief for The Washington Post, will give this year's G.S. Beckwith Gilbert '63 Lecture on Monday, Oct. 14.

The two will present their views on "Transatlantic Relations Are Said To Be the Worst Since 1945.... So What? Does It Matter? European Perceptions of America and American Perceptions of Europe" at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Kinsman, who earned an A.B. in English from Princeton in 1963, was named to his present post in Brussels earlier this year. Since 2000, he had been Canada's high commissioner (ambassador) to the United Kingdom. From 1993 to 2000, he served as Canada's ambassador to Italy and the United Nations Food Agencies in Rome; to Malta; to Albania; and to Russia and several other republics formerly part of the Soviet Union. Before his European appointments, he was based in Ottawa, serving in a number of roles in the Canadian government.

Reid, who earned an A.B. in classics from Princeton in 1966, has become one of the nation's best-known foreign correspondents through his coverage of global affairs for The Washington Post, his books and his commentary on National Public Radio. He joined the Post in 1977, and has covered the U.S. Congress, national politics and three presidential campaigns. He was the Post's Tokyo bureau chief from 1990 to 1995. He has written four books in English and three in Japanese, and translated one book from Japanese.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Canadian Studies Program .

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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