Judson University is hosting Caroline Kennedy as the keynote speaker for its World Leaders Forum this year.
Kennedy is the only surviving child of President John F. Kennedy, and was appointed as the first female U.S. Ambassador to Japan in 2013. University President Gene Crume says Kennedy previously crossed paths with her interviewer at LaGuardia Airport.
“Eric Metaxas actually, before we had sent out all the paperwork, tweeted about seeing Caroline Kennedy and looking forward to his conversation with her and that just shows you the excitement that he had, that we have for this event. It should be a phenomenal discussion," Crume said.
Metaxas is a radio host known for a conversational series called “Socrates in the City.” He will interview Kennedy at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Tuesday, October 8th.
Past guests at the World Leaders forum include former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, Queen Noor of Jordan, and former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.