By Adway S. Wadekar, Contributing Writer
Shrewsbury – On Wednesday, Nov. 20, St. John’s High School will welcome Wes Moore to campus as part of the Abdella Center for Ethics’ annual lecture series. The lecture, titled “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates” is free and open to the public. Wes Moore is the author of the New York Times best-selling book of the same name.
In his lecture, Moore will give a firsthand account of his life’s journey, supported by the strength of his family, educational opportunities, and community network. In his lecture, Moore will also discuss the power and the role that personal responsibility has in making positive decisions.
Moore attended Johns Hopkins University where he studied international relations and economics. He immediately enrolled at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom as a Rhodes Scholar. At Oxford, he graduated with a master’s degree in international relations. Moore started his career in finance at Deutsche Bank, but left in 2005 to join the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army in Afghanistan. After his return to the United States, Moore served as a White House Fellow under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Currently, Moore is the CEO of Robin Hood, New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization.
St. John’s High School established the Abdella Center for Ethics in 2003 in memory and honor of George F. Abdella. The series of lectures complements the education of a “full-person” that St. John’s strives to provide. Past lecturers include Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine Albright, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Registration and more information about the lecture can be found at https://www.stjohnshigh.org/academics/abdella-center-for-ethics