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A Conversation with Wes Moore at GWU’s Lisner Auditorium

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Wes Moore
photo credit: theotherwesmoore.com

The achievements of Wes Moore are astonishing. A graduate of both Johns Hopkins and Oxford University (as a Rhodes Scholar), a decorated combat veteran, respected White House Fellow, advisor to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, successful businessman and now a published author, Moore has done enough at age 32 to already stake a claim to an eminently worthy life.

He garnered widespread recognition in early 2010 for his debut book The Other Wes Moore, the story of two men whose paths in life could not have been more disparate but who also, at their respective beginnings, possessed many similarities.

Wes Moore, the author, heard about the man who shared his name around 10 years ago. They were close in age and came from similar neighborhoods in Baltimore, MD, but this Wes Moore was facing a life sentence for the murder of a police officer.  Intrigued by the numerous coincidences, the author reached out to the accused criminal and started what would become a correspondence lasting several years. This exchange of letters formed the basis for the book that would bring national attention to the stories of both men and illustrated how, with only the slightest twist of circumstances, fortunes can race in irretrievably different directions.

The author is now bringing both remarkable tales to George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium on Monday, November 15th. The event is free at starts at 6.30pm. For more information and to guarantee seats via RSVP, visit the Lisner Auditorium’s website.