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This special lecture, jointly sponsored by St. John’s College and the Naval Academy, honors LCDR Erik S. Kristensen—an alumnus of the Academy and the Graduate Institute (GI). Kristensen, a Navy SEAL, was killed in the line of duty while leading a search and rescue mission in Afghanistan in 2005. His story is recounted in the 2013 film Lone Survivor.
Check back later for the date and details about the next lecture in spring 2019!
A fellow Johnnie established the lecture series in 2013 to honor the life and legacy of GI alumnus Erik Kristensen.
The annual memorial lecture series to honor Kristensen was initiated by a 1992 St. John’s College graduate, Lt. Michael Zampella, along with friends and family. All inquiries concerning the lecture should be directed to mzampella(at)mac.com.
Recordings of past Kristensen Memorial Lectures are available on the St. John’s College Digital Archives site.