Former China ambassador and Washington governor speaks at college tea

Gary Locke ’72 speaks at Davenport College tea.
Gary Locke ’72 speaks at Davenport College tea.

Gary Locke ’72, a former U.S. ambassador to China (2011-2014) and Governor of Washington (1997-2005), spoke at a Davenport College tea on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Elections are won or lost in the middle,” he said, while emphasizing the importance of galvanizing the working class. He also spoke about his time as ambassador and the work his team did to publicize the harmful levels of air pollution in China.

Finally, Locke addressed his experiences at Yale and urged current students to take advantage of the wealth of resources available.

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