updated: 11/16/2011 7:49:41 AM
A series of Indiana visits by high-profile national leaders begins today. Former Secretary of State Condolezza Rice will be holding a book signing in Indianapolis today. On Friday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will speak at the University of Notre Dame, and former President Bill Clinton will deliver a speech at DePauw University.
November 16, 2011
Indianapolis, Ind. - Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will hold a public book signing at the Indiana Republican Party Headquarters on November 16, 2011, at 10:45 am ET.
Secretary Rice is the latest high profile Republican to be hosted by the Indiana Republican Party following events with Herman Cain, Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and Paul Ryan in just the past few months.
The book signing is scheduled to begin at 10:45am ET. Video and stills will be able to cover the top of the book signing.
Members of the media who would like to cover this event should contact Communications Director Pete Seat at email@example.com or (317) 964-5027 prior to 5:00PM on November 15, 2011. Media will be escorted to the 2nd floor signing area at 10:20am ET and depart approximately 10 minutes after the beginning of the signing.
WHAT: Condoleezza Rice Book Signing
WHO: Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State
WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Arrive no later than 10:20am ET
Signing scheduled to begin at 10:45am ET
Video & Stills ONLY at the Top
WHERE: Indiana GOP Headquarters, 47 S. Meridian St. Ste 200,
No Higher Honor, A Memoir of My Years in Washington was released November 1, 2011. The book signing is open to the public. Books may be purchased in advance and brought to the event or purchased on site. All attendees must RSVP prior to the event by visiting this site.
Secretary Rice will also be making remarks at a luncheon at the Columbia Club at 12:00pm ET. She will be introduced by Governor Mitch Daniels. Note that event is not hosted or sponsored by the Indiana Republican Party.
November 11, 2011
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will deliver the keynote address during a day-long symposium titled “Educational Innovation and the Law” to be held Nov. 18 (Friday) at the Notre Dame Law School.
The event is part of the 2011-12 Notre Dame Forum, “Reimagining School: To Nurture the Soul of a Nation,” a year-long discussion of the profound and challenging questions that shape the national debate about K-12 education.
Hosted by the Notre Dame Law Review, the symposium will discuss whether the law impedes innovation in education and will consider a wide range of legal issues related to education, including the education gap, school choice, charter schools, labor issues and the effects of the current state and local fiscal crisis on public education. Two panels of legal scholars will present and discuss issues surrounding educational innovation and the law.
The symposium is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for the keynote address. Ticketing information is available on the Forum website, where the keynote will also be streamed live.
Christie is New Jersey’s 55th governor and formerly served as the state’s U.S. Attorney. He drew national attention for his efforts in battling political corruption, corporate crime, human trafficking, gangs, terrorism and polluters. He led a widely acclaimed charge against public corruption, winning convictions or guilty pleas from more than 130 public officials – both Republican and Democrat – without losing a single case.
The Forum features a series of panel presentations, symposia and workshops spanning the entire academic year. A complete listing of events is available on the Forum website, which will be updated throughout the academic year.
Established in 2005 by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president, the Forum has brought leading authorities to campus to discuss substantive issues of the day. Past forum topics have included the global marketplace and its impact on the common good, immigration, sustainability, global health and the role of religious faith in a plural world.
Source: University of Notre Dame
September 12, 2011
Greencastle, Ind. — President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the 42nd President of the United States of America, will come to DePauw University on Friday, November 18, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series. Students, members of the DePauw faculty and staff, University alumni, and the public are invited to attend President Clinton's speech at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 18, in Neal Fieldhouse, located within DePauw’s Lilly Physical Education and Recreation Center (702 S. College Avenue). As with all Ubben Lectures, the speech is presented free of admission charge and the public is welcome to attend.
Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and advance tickets will not be distributed. Additional information, such as when doors will open, will be included in an upcoming announcement.
"In 1986, Tim and Sharon Williams Ubben, both 1958 graduates of DePauw, earmarked one of their many gifts to DePauw for a new lecture series which would ‘bring the world to Greencastle’ and expose our students to the world's most influential and thoughtful people," says Ken Owen ’82, executive director of media relations and coordinator of the Ubben Lecture Series since 2002. "On November 5, 1986,Richard Lamm, then the governor of Colorado, came to campus as the first Ubben Lecturer. Twenty-five years and 90 events later, we're thrilled to announce that President Clinton will come to DePauw to celebrate this special anniversary and to share his view of the opportunities and challenges facing the world our students are poised to positively impact."
The Ubbens will be recognized at the November 18 event.
Previous guests of the Ubben Lecture Series have included Mikhail Gorbachev, Tony Blair, Elie Wiesel, Benazir Bhutto,Margaret Thatcher, Gen. Colin Powell, Shimon Peres, Jesse Jackson and Oscar Arias. The visitors have included eight Nobel laureates (six of them won the Nobel Peace Prize). President Clinton will become the first U.S. president to deliver an Ubben Lecture.
William Jefferson Clinton was the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice -- first in 1992 and then in 1996. Under his leadership, the country enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs.
After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. Today the Foundation has staff and volunteers around the world working to improve lives through several initiatives, including the Clinton Health Access Initiative (formerly the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative) which is helping 4 million people living with HIV/AIDS access lifesaving drugs. Other initiatives -- including the Clinton Climate Initiative, the Clinton Development Initiative, and the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative -- are applying a business-oriented approach worldwide to fight climate change and develop sustainable economic growth in Africa and Latin America.
As a project of the Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative brings together global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. In the U.S., the Foundation is working to combat the alarming rise in childhood obesity through the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and is helping individuals and families succeed and small businesses grow.
In addition his Foundation work, President Clinton has joined with former President George H.W. Bush three times -- after the 2004 tsunami in South Asia, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Hurricane Ike in 2008 -- to help raise money for recovery efforts and served as the U.N. Envoy for Tsunami Recovery.
Building on his longstanding commitment to Haiti as President and through his Foundation, President Clinton was named U.N. Special Envoy for Haiti in 2009 to assist the government and the people of Haiti as they "build back better" after a series of hurricanes battered the country in 2008. Following last year's devastating earthquake, President Clinton dedicated Clinton Foundation resources to help with immediate and long term relief and assistance, and at the request of President Obama, joined with President George W. Bush to establish the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, which supports highly effective organizations on the ground in long-term rebuilding efforts
President Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. He and his wife Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton have one daughter, Chelsea, and live in Chappaqua, New York.
Other previous Ubben Lecturers have included John Major, Rebecca Skloot, Lee Hamilton, Spike Lee, F.W. de Klerk, Naomi Wolf, Jimmy Wales and Nicholas Carr, E.O. Wilson, Mike Krzyzewski, Eric Schlosser, Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, Greg Mortenson, Todd Rundgren, Ross Perot, Jason Reitman, Mitch Albom, Peyton Manning, ice cream entrepreneurs Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield, General Wesley Clark, Andrew Young, Bob Woodward, Paul Rusesabagina, David Plouffe, Paul Volcker, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Robert M. Gates, Ralph Nader, Harry Belafonte, Lynne Cheney, Jane Pauley, Julian Bond, Gloria Borger, Frank Warren, Bill Bradley, Steven D. Levitt, Liz Murray, David McCullough, Ken Burns, Burton Gerber, David Gergen, Sister Helen Prejean, Oliver Sacks, Paul Tsongas, Gwen Ifill, Brian Mulroney, William Bennett, and Mary Frances Berry, among others. (image: Karl Rove and Howard Dean take the stage for their Ubben Debate; September 11, 2009)
Source: DePauw University