Former U.S. Ambassador Robert Orr to speak at PBSC


Former U.S. ambassador and Palm Beach State College alumnus Robert M. “Skipp” Orr, Ph.D., will kick off PBSC’s Honors College Speaker Series Wednesday, Oct. 10 with his lecture titled “Course Change: Seven U.S. Presidential Elections that Changed History.”

Orr served as U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank from 2010 to 2016 and was President Obama’s longest serving appointed ambassador in one post. He was elected dean of the ADB’s board of directors in 2013, the first American chosen for the position.

The lecture is at 2 p.m. in the Public Safety Conference Center, PSD 108, on the Lake Worth campus at 4200 Congress Ave. The event is free and open to the public. 

Attendees are asked to RSVP online at

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