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Why it Takes the Heart and the Fist:
A conversation with Eric Greitens, humanitarian and Navy SEAL

Eric Greitens ImageEric Greitens graduated from Duke University where he studied ethics, philosophy, and public policy. Selected as a Rhodes and Truman Scholar, he attended the University of Oxford from 1996 through 2000. There he earned a master’s degree in 1998 and a Ph.D. in 2000.

Eric’s award-winning book of photographs and essays, Strength and Compassion, grew from his humanitarian work. He has worked as a humanitarian volunteer, documentary photographer, and researcher in Rwanda, Cambodia, Albania, Mexico, India, Croatia, and Bolivia.

Eric's second book, New York Times Bestseller The Heart & the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL, relates Eric's story of leadership and service as both a humanitarian and a warrior. The principal lesson Greitens learned through unique background in military service and humanitarian work was that in order to create meaningful change, one must be both good and strong.

Eric is also a United States Navy SEAL officer, and has deployed four times during the Global War on Terrorism, including Afghanistan and Iraq. His personal military awards include the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.

After returning from Iraq, Eric donated his combat pay to found The Mission Continues, an innovative non-profit organization that empowers wounded and disabled veterans to begin new lives as citizen leaders here at home.

When

Friday, December 2, 2011
4:00 P.M.
Book sales and signing to follow lecture

Where

Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Ave S., Minneapolis

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Registration

This presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

More Information

For more information and disability accommodations, please call (612) 625-5340 or
e-mail cspg@umn.edu.

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