- Associated Press - Thursday, December 26, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Former Colombian president and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Juan Manuel Santos is speaking next year at Kansas State University.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Santos’ Feb. 4 address is part of the Landon Lecture series. The series is named for former Kansas Gov. Alf Landon, who was the 1936 Republican nominee for president. The series was established in 1966 to bring in speakers to discuss issues facing business, politics and international relations.

Santos received undergraduate degrees in economics and business from another Kansas school - the University of Kansas - in 1973. He went on to serve as Colombia’s president from 2010 to 2018. And he was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 for his efforts in bringing his country’s civil war to an end after more than 50 years.

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