February 3, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Feb. 3, 2011 — Lieutenant Colonel Robert Lucius will deliver a talk titled “Kairos Moments: A New Vision for a More Humane World” on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m. in Clara Thompson Hall at Drury University.
On a lonely road in northern Vietnam in the summer of 2006, Lt. Col. Lucius says he had one of those rare perspective altering “kairos moments,” named for the Greek word for opportunities. It was a moment that shattered his faith in the cherished memories and traditions of his typical, middle-class American upbringing. This event transformed him into an animal rights advocate committed to opening minds to the possibility that there are indeed better ways to improve public health and foster environmental sustainability, while simultaneously promoting a culture of compassion toward animals.
Lt. Col. Lucius was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1989 and has since served 22 years on active duty in a wide variety of command, staff and diplomatic assignments. He is now assigned as the Assistant Provost, Dean of Educational Support Services and Dean of Students for the Directorate of Continuing Education at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, CA.
In 2009, Lt. Col. Lucius founded the Kairos Coalition, a non-profit charity that pilots experimental humane education initiatives in developing countries.
The Drury University Forum on Animal Rights sponsors Lucius’s appearance.
Drury University’s 2010-2011 convocation series The Persistence of Memory, Perspectives on the Past examines history and how it relates to our understanding of the present.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more details about speakers visit www.drury.edu/memory.
Dr. Patricia McEachern
Director of the Drury University Forum on Animal Rights
Office: (417) 873-7875