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Tickets on Sale Today for Caroline Kennedy at Judson University's World Leaders Forum on October 8

Caroline Kennedy ELGIN, IL April 1, 2019 – Tickets to see former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy in conversation with nationally syndicated radio host Eric Metaxas at Judson University’s eighth World Leaders Forum are now on sale to the public.

For the first time in its history, the event will be held off-campus at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center to accommodate its growing popularity and make it more widely accessible. The event is part of Socrates in the City, an acclaimed conversation series hosted by Metaxas on “life, God and other small topics.” Kennedy, the eldest child of President John F. Kennedy, and Metaxas, a bestselling author, will participate in a VIP reception preceding the program at 5 p.m., and the event will begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the World Leaders Forum on October 8 start at $75. Tickets for the VIP reception and meet-and-greet are also available to the public. To purchase tickets and learn more, visit

The goal of the World Leaders Forum is to offer Judson students and the Chicagoland community an opportunity to be inspired by significant thought leaders. Proceeds from the event will continually fund the Judson Leadership Scholars program, innovative entrepreneurial activities and ongoing operations of the World Leaders Forum, as well as benefit the higher education of youth in foster care by providing programs and educational opportunities at Judson University.

About former U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy

Bestselling author, attorney and diplomat Caroline Kennedy was the 29th U.S. Ambassador to Japan. Nominated by President Barack Obama, Kennedy was the first female Ambassador to Japan and served from 2013 to 2017. During her tenure, she helped realize the U.S. military's return of land on Okinawa to the Japanese government, became an advocate for Japanese women in business and politics, and played a pivotal role in President Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima.

As the eldest child of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy is also the president and director of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and a member of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 1989, she established the Profile in Courage Award which honors elected officials who have shown political courage.

Kennedy has authored, co-authored or edited more than a dozen books on American history, politics, constitutional law and poetry. Kennedy holds a B.A. in Fine Arts from Harvard University and a J.D. from Columbia University.

Eric Metaxas About Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, nationally syndicated radio host and cultural commentator. His work includes “Martin Luther,” “If You Can Keep It,” “Bonhoeffer,” “Amazing Grace” and “Miracles.” His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the New Yorker. He has also appeared as a cultural commentator on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. He is the host of The Eric Metaxas Show, a nationally syndicated daily radio show.

Metaxas is also the founder and host of Socrates in the City, the acclaimed series of conversations on “life, God and other small topics,” featuring Malcolm Gladwell, Dick Cavett and Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, among many others. He is a senior fellow and lecturer at large at the King’s College in New York City.

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