Former Presidential Candidate to Visit Southeast

Photo of Alan Keyes

Alan Keyes will be visiting Southeast Missouri State University at 7 p.m. on April 12.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 5, 2006ᾰAlan Keyes, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and two-time Republican presidential candidate, will speak at 7 p.m. on April 12 in Academic Auditorium at Southeast Missouri State University.

The event is sponsored by the Student Programming Committee and is free and open to the public.

Keyes is an expert on national and foreign policy issues and has spent the last 11 years with the U.S. State Department.  As a Harvard graduate with a doctorate in government, Keyes has authored two books and is a well-respected speaker and host of a nationally syndicated radio talk show, “The Alan Keys Show: America’s Wake Up Call.” 

He served in the U.S. Foreign Service and on the staff of the National Security Council before becoming Ronald Reagan’s ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social council.  As ambassador, Keyes represented the interest of the United States in the Assembly.

In 1985, he was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations and held the position until 1988.  He served as president of Citizens Against Government Waste and founded the National Taxpayers’ Action Day.  His political views are based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.