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Lecture focuses on service, Nov. 28

Robert Gordon III, a Princeton graduate alumnus and an executive of the City Year community service organization, will speak on "National Service in the 21st Century: Exploring New Opportunities for Positive Change" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in 16 Robertson Hall.

City Year offers opportunities for 17- to 24-year-olds to engage in yearlong community service activities in cities around the country. Gordon serves as senior vice president for civic leadership, overseeing the recruitment, selection and training of City Year's corps of young leaders.

A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Gordon spent 27 years in the Army before retiring as a full colonel in 2006. He was a co-founder and executive director of Service America, a program that brought together cadets at West Point and AmeriCorps members to address needs in troubled communities and to share ideas on public service, leadership, team building and conflict resolution.

Gordon earned a master's in public affairs in 1989 from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, which is sponsoring his lecture.

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