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Joe and Lydia Cash Lecture Set

Joe and Lydia Cash Lecture Set

(October 23, 2015) HRH Prince Georg von Habsburg-Lothringen – son of Dr. Otto von Habsburg, the last Crown Prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and one of the founders of the European Union - will present a free lecture titled, “Past Empires Strike Back: Europe’s Uncertainties” at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, in Stokes Auditorium of Hardtner Hall at McNeese State University.

The prince is the speaker for the annual Joe and Lydia Cash Endowed Lecture Series in Literature and Culture. This lecture series was established in 2010 by Dr. Joe Cash, former chair of the McNeese English and Foreign Languages Department for 23 years, and his wife, Lydia, a retired Calcasieu Parish teacher, through the McNeese Foundation.

The prince is also the grandson of Emperor and King Karl I, the last monarch of the Habsburg Dual Monarchy of Austria and Hungary.

Prince Georg is a prominent public figure with outstanding expertise in politics and business. He serves as ambassador at large in the office of the president of Hungary. He also served as president of the Hungarian Red Cross from 2006-2012.

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