June 16, 2006

Good morning,

George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, Brian Williams, Laura Bush. These are just a few of the major leaders and personalities who have visited Tulane University this year. So why stop now?

Madeleine Albright, our country’s first female secretary of state, will speak June 25 at 1:30 p.m. in the Freeman Auditorium of the Woldenberg Art Center.

Secretary Albright’s appearance, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Renewal Series, an effort by Tulane, Dillard, Loyola and Xavier universities to bring high-powered individuals to New Orleans.

The Renewal Series is made possible with the assistance of the Aspen Institute, whose president, Walter Isaacson, is a native New Orleanian and a member of our Board. Past speakers in the Renewal Series have included jazz great Wynton Marsalis and authors Richard Ford and John Biguenet.

Secretary Albright will make remarks, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Afterwards, there will be reception where she will sign copies of her book The Mighty and the Almighty - Reflections on America, God and World Affairs in Woodward Way, just down the hall from Freeman Auditorium.

I hope you will attend Secretary Albright’s speech. Having a speaker of her caliber visit us underscores how important our recovery is in the eyes of the country and, indeed, the world.

Have a great weekend,


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