Friday, February 24, 2012

Lamar Alexander, Jon Huntsman, Bill Richardson, Vicente Fox at Vanderbilt

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 5:01 AM

ATTN: Policy wonks and political nerds:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — United States Sen. Lamar Alexander; retired Gen. Wesley Clark; Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who has served as ambassador to Singapore and China and was a recent contender for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination; Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, and Bill Richardson, a former governor of New Mexico who has served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and as secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, will deliver public lectures at Vanderbilt University March 19-21 as part of the university’s annual Impact Symposium.

The theme of this year’s lectures is “Rise of the Rest: What is the Future of American Foreign Policy?”

Alexander will give his talk Monday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. in Benton Chapel.

Clark’s and Huntsman’s discussion, which will be moderated by Vanderbilt political scientist Brett Benson, will be held Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

The final night of the symposium on Wednesday, March 21, will feature a discussion between Fox and Richardson at 7 p.m. in Langford Auditorium. The discussion will be moderated by Vanderbilt sociologist Katharine Donato.

Tickets go on sale today, Friday, Feb. 24, and can be purchased via Ticketmaster or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Currently, Vandy's Impact Symposium website is barren of information on the event, but we're sure they will update it soon.

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