CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) – Retired Gen. Colin Powell will open Southeast Missouri State University’s annual Speakers Series with a lecture titled “Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust and Values.”

The former secretary of state under President George W. Bush is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Show Me Center on the Cape Girardeau campus.

In addition to his tenure as secretary of state, Powell also served as President Ronald Regan’s national security adviser and as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Admission to the speech is $10 for the general public and free for Southeast Missouri State faculty, students and staff.

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