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Tickets For 2006 Shilling Lecture At Southwestern Available March 15

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The lecture, which will be given by Thomas H. Kean, chair the 9/11 Commission and former governor of New Jersey, will be held March 31 at 2 p.m. in the Corbin J. Robertson Center.

Tickets for the 2006 Shilling Lecture at Southwestern University will go on sale for the general public March 15. The title of Gov. Kean’s lecture is “9/11 and the War on Terror - Looking Forward.”

Tickets for the general public are $10 and may be reserved by sending a message to codyj@southwestern.edu or calling the University Events Office at 512-863-1483 during business hours. Ticket proceeds support Southwestern’s Library Enrichment Fund.

Reserved tickets may be picked up in the University Events Office, located in Room 33 of the Cullen Building, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. beginning March 27 through March 30, or on the day of the event in the Robertson Center Foyer beginning at noon.

The Shilling Lecture Series at Southwestern University was established in 1999 by The Brown Foundation Inc. of Houston to honor Southwestern’s 13th president, Roy Shilling, and his wife, Margaret. The series brings internationally prominent speakers on topics relating to ethics, public service and public policy to campus. Past speakers include Benazir Bhutto, Desmond Tutu, Bill Moyers, President Jimmy Carter, Marian Wright Edelman, William Sloane Coffin, John McGuire and Karen Hughes.

The 2006 Shilling Lecture will part of the kickoff for Southwestern University’s “Thinking Ahead” fundraising campaign.

Two pre-lecture events will be held to prepare audiences for the March 31 lecture.

On Tuesday, March 7, faculty members from Southwestern University’s Political Science Department will participate in a panel discussion at 4 p.m. in Olin 105. The discussion will explore different aspects of the 9/11 report and consider where we have been, where we are and where we are going. The discussion will be moderated by Eric Selbin, head of the Political Science Department. Participants will include Teena Gabrielson, Tim O’Neill and Bob Snyder.

On Thursday, March 30, Sarah Daly, a 1995 Southwestern graduate who is now an international policy analyst for the RAND Corporation, will give the A. Frank Smith, Jr. Lecture. Daly’s talk, “Reinventing Itself: Al Qaeda Post-9/11,” will be held in Olin 105 at 4 p.m. Daly is one of the country’s leading experts on terrorism.