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Lecture will focus on bard

Aspen Times Staff Report

“Shakespeare had the keenest insight into what makes people tick,” according to Ken Adelman, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who, with his wife Carol, will discuss the bard next week in Aspen.The Adelmans will present, “Shakespeare and the dispute over who really wrote Shakespeare’s works and on how the ultimate Dead White Male was actually a raging feminist” on Monday, March 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the Koch Building.During President George Bush’s administration Carol Adelman directed the U.S. foreign aid programs in the former communist countries following the fall of the Berlin Wall. She holds a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University and is also a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute. She serves on the boards of the Atlantic Council, the Center for International Private Enterprise of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Capital Partners for Education. With more than 25 years of theatrical experience, she is currently the president of Movers & Shakespeares. Ken Adelman, in addition to his role as ambassador, was the arms control director for President Ronald Reagan. He received a doctorate from Georgetown University, where he began teaching Shakespeare in 1977. Ken recently co-authored the book, “Shakespeare in Charge: The Bard’s Guide to Leading and Succeeding on the Business Stage” with Norman Augustine, ex-CEO of Lockheed Martin. The book is published by Miramax, producer of the Oscar-winning film of 1999, “Shakespeare in Love.”The Adelmans have used the bard in their workshops on politics, business and family life through their company Movers & Shakespeares. Their workshops are taught at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the U.S. Naval Academy, as well as to various political leaders. They use Shakespeare’s words to teach management skills.Those attending their Aspen presentation are encouraged to ride the Crosstown Shuttle. The shuttle leaves Rubey Park at 5 p.m. and will drop passengers at the Koch Building (next to Paepcke Auditorium). Following the lecture, the 6:45 p.m. shuttle will pick up attendees for the return to Rubey Park. For other shuttle times, call 925-8484. The Adelmans’ appearance is part of the 2002 free Community Lecture Series. The final lecture in the series will feature Gail Schoettler, former Colorado lieutenant governor, on Monday, April 8.The series is sponsored by The Aspen Institute, Leadership Aspen and the city of Aspen.