"I like to believe that people, in the long run, are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it."
~Dwight D. Eisenhower, August 31, 1959
Abilene, Kan. - The next monthly virtual Lunch & Learn program will be Thursday, August 26 at noon central time.
Our guest speaker this month is Dr. Carol Robertson-Lopez with Sister Cities International. The presentation will focus on the history of Sister Cities International and its impact within the people-to-people programs around the world. Robertson-Lopez will discuss citizen diplomacy and how it affects local politics, international relations and more.
Dr. Robertson-Lopez is the Vice Chair/Chair-Elect of the Sister Cities International Board of Directors. She began her involvement with Sister Cities while serving two terms on the Santa Fe City Council and six years as the Mayor Pro Tempore. She earned her Master’s degree and Ph.D. at New Mexico State University. Currently, Robertson-Lopez is the Executive Director of the New Mexico Children’s Foundation.
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Google Meet URL: meet.google.com/uua-rqnt-pvv
Phone: 617-675-4444 (PIN: 943 176 798 7318#)
[Please join 10 minutes early so the program may begin on time.]
The 2021 Lunch & Learn series is made possible courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation with generous support from the Jeffcoat Foundation.
About the Eisenhower Presidential Library
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is one of 15 Presidential Libraries operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. They preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire. Public programs and exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Library are made possible in part through the generous support of the Eisenhower Foundation. To learn more, visit eisenhowerlibrary.gov.