U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra Alan D. Solomont to Speak at Tufts University on April 22

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. – The Alan D. Solomont Lecture, presented by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University, will take place April 22 at 5:00 p.m. in ASEAN Auditorium at the Cabot Intercultural Center on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus.

Solomont, who currently serves as the Unites States Ambassador to Spain and Andorra, will be the featured speaker and will discuss his diplomatic service representing the nation overseas as well as his life as an activist. As he nears the end of his tour as Ambassador, Tisch College has invited him to speak about his service and experience.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first-come basis. For general questions about the lecture, please contact the Office of Special Events at 888-320-4103. Members of the news media who would like to attend should contact Katie Cinnamond at 617-627-4703 for a reserved seat.

The Alan D. Solomont Lecture series was endowed by the Tisch College Board of Advisors, as well as friends and colleagues of Solomont in recognition of his exemplary leadership as an active citizen. The inaugural lecture was delivered by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in 2011.

Solomont was nominated for the Ambassador position by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate in 2009. Previously, he served as chairman of the bipartisan Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees all domestic service programs, including AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, VISTA and Senior Corps. He spent his professional career in the health and elder care arenas, serving as chairman of Solomont Bailis Ventures, co-founder of HouseWorks, and founder and managing director of Angel Healthcare Investors.

A member of Tufts' class of 1970 and trustee emeritus, he is the founding board chairperson for Tisch College.
In addition to his involvement with Tisch College, Solomont has served on the board of directors for other nonprofits and for-profit organizations including Boston Medical Center, Boston Private Bank & Trust Co., Angel Healthcare Investors, and The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation.

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service is a national leader in civic education, whose model and research are setting the standard for higher education’s role in civic engagement. Serving every student at Tufts University, Tisch College prepares young people to be lifelong active citizens and creates an enduring culture of active citizenship.

Tufts University, located on three Massachusetts campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university is widely encouraged.


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