Bill Bradley to deliver Kenner Lecture in February

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Lehigh will welcome Bill Bradley, former U.S. Senator, NBA Hall of Famer and Olympian, early next year for the Kenner Lecture on Cultural Understanding and Tolerance.

Bill Bradley will be giving the 2016 Kenner Lecture at Lehigh in Februrary. Bradley is a former U.S. Senator, Olympian and NBA Hall of Famer. (Courtesy of Lehigh University)

Bill Bradley will be giving the 2016 Kenner Lecture at Lehigh in Februrary. Bradley is a former U.S. Senator, Olympian and NBA Hall of Famer. (Courtesy of Lehigh University)

Bradley served in the U.S. Senate as a representative from New Jersey for 18 years and earned the Democratic party nomination for president in 2000, according to his official website. Before his start in politics, Bradley had a career as a professional athlete. A graduate of Princeton University, he played basketball with the U.S. Olympic team and went on to win a gold medal in 1964, the website says.

According to his page, Bradley was also a part of the New York Knicks from 1967-1977, during which he helped the team win two NBA championships in that time.

Bradley, who is now the managing director of Allen & Company LLC, a board member of Starbucks and host of his own radio show, has written several bestselling books spanning topics such as economics, politics and culture.

The Kenner lectures are in their 18th year of existence, after being established in 1997 by Jeffrey L. Kenner, ’65.

The endowed lecture series is sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences and will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 2 in Zoellner Arts Center’s Baker Hall at 8 p.m.

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