L. Paul Bremer Next Up In Maryville University Speakers Series


Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, former chief administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, will deliver a lecture at 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1, at Powell Symphony Hall, as part of the 2006-07 Maryville University St. Louis Speakers Series.

During his 23-year career in the State Department, Bremer served six Secretaries of State. Prior to retiring from the Foreign Service, he became one of the world’s leading experts on crisis management, terrorism and homeland security. Bremer is filling in for chief CNN international correspondent Christiane Amanpour, the originally scheduled speaker for the evening. Amanpour had to cancel due to commitments relating to her job with CNN.

For information on ticket availability, call the Powell Symphony Hall at (314) 286-4111 or click on www.stlouisspeakersseries.org.

Future speakers in the 2006-07 Maryville University St. Louis Speakers Series are:
• Michael Medved, film critic and nationally syndicated radio talk show host, on March 1, 2007.
• Ron Chernow, historical biographer, on March 22, 2007. His most recent work is the book, Alexander Hamilton.
• Ari Fleischer, former press secretary to President George W. Bush, on April 26, 2007.

The 2006-07 season marks the eighth year that Maryville has served as presenting sponsor of the Speakers Series. Through the years, Maryville has brought to St. Louis such luminaries as Margaret Thatcher, Walter Cronkite, Benjamin Netanyahu and John Major. Several of these historic figures also have spoken at Maryville’s campus.

Maryville University assumed sponsorship of the St. Louis Speakers Series in 1999 to provide a forum for leaders on the world stage to engage in meaningful dialogue on the critical issues facing society today. It is part of the University’s commitment to academic excellence and its ongoing efforts to serve as a good community partner.

Maryville University, founded in 1872, is a private, coeducational institution offering approximately 50 undergraduate, seven master’s and two doctoral degree programs to 3,300 students. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges in the Midwest, Maryville University prepares its students for successful and meaningful careers by offering programs that integrate liberal arts with professional studies. Among Maryville’s most recent graduates, 94 percent are employed or attending graduate school. Approximately 15,000 alumni work and live in the St. Louis region.