Nobel Laureate & Global Leader
Lech Walesa burst into the world spotlight in 1980 during the infamous Lenin Shipyard strike in Gdansk, Poland. Workers, incensed by an increase in prices set by the Communist government, were demanding the right to organize free and independent trade unions. Read More >
"Tuesday's visit by President Walesa was a great success! In fact, we are still receiving kudos from the campus community as well as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The dinner prior to his lecture was magnificent as well. Total attendance for the lecture was 953 - - not bad for a stormy night in the area."
"The visit and speech by President Walesa went extremely well last week. Everyone was happy with the way the entire visit/event turned out. To our credit, I think we had the schedule very well organized and didn't throw any “surprises” the President's way, which I understand is a way to keep him happy."
"It was a great event...more than 1,000 in attendance."
"President Walesa IS AWESOME! Just a HUGE, HUGE GRANDSLAM FOR US!!! Good heavens, we brought grizzled union types into the same room with corporate execs—how's that for civil discourse? He was gracious, funny, global and VERY WISE.
Just totally, totally pleased. I think you know that I went out on a limb on this one, because I got static from my annual dinner committee about bringing someone in who doesn't speak English. Totally vindicated!!!!"
"It was an awesome event. The entire entourage was delightful. Thank you for everything."