Public Affairs Convocation

Fall 2014 Convocation Lecture

Eric Greitens

October 28, 2014
7:00 p.m.   book signing to follow
Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts

Eric Greitens will reflect on his experiences as both a soldier and a humanitarian.  

Eric Greitens is a former Navy SEAL, award-winning author, Rhodes Scholar, and Founder and CEO of The Mission Continues. He speaks on living with resilience, and leading with strength and compassion through adverse circumstances. His work as a social entrepreneur, is transforming how America views our veterans.  Greitens will discuss his book, The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL.

As this year's common reader for Missouri State University, his book The Heart and the Fist will be on sale at the event with a a book signing following the presentation.   

Free and open to the public

The convocation lecture is free and open to the public, but requires a ticket for entry.  Tickets will be available exclusively to current MSU ID holders October 6-9, 2014.  Beginning Friday, October 10th tickets become available to the general public as well as to members of the MSU community.   Free tickets can be picked up at the ticket offices of Hammons Hall, JQH Arena or Plaster Student Union.  Tickets may be ordered by phone through the ticket office by calling 417-836-7678, but a $5 shipping and handling fee will apply.  

Common Reader

"The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL" shares one man's story of leadership and service as both a humanitarian and a warrior.

Past speakers

Learn more about former guest speakers at the annual public affairs convocation lecture.