‘The Other Wes Moore’ Author to speak at BGSU; Streamed Live to BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – The story of two boys with the same name, living in the same city, but with two very different outcomes will be told on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at Bowling Green State University and steamed live to the BGSU Firelands campus in Huron.

Wes Moore, author of “The Other Wes Moore: One Name. Two Fates” will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Lenhart Grand Ballroom in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union at the Bowling Green Campus.  It will also be streamed live at the Cedar Point Center Auditorium at BGSU Firelands.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  and both events are free and open to the public.

Moore’s book, which was the University’s 2014-15 Common Read, focuses on how very different their lives turned out despite very similar beginnings. Wes Moore the author is a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow and business leader. His counterpart is serving a life sentence for felony murder.

The book was an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. The author graduated Phi Theta Kappa in 1998 as a commissioned officer from Valley Forge Military College and Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University in 2001, where he also played football and earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations. He continued his international relations education as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. After graduating he was a paratrooper and captain in the U.S. Army, served a tour of duty in Afghanistan and as a White House fellow to then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He serves on the board of the Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America, the Johns Hopkins University and founded STAND!, a nonprofit organization that works with Baltimore youth involved in the criminal justice system.

Following the presentation and question and answer session, Moore will sign books in Bowling Green.