L. Paul Bremer Replaces CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in Maryville’s Speakers Series


CNN’s Chief International Correspondent given new assignment; Bremer replaces Amanpour.

Ambassador L. Paul Bremer has replaced chief CNN international correspondent Christiane Amanpour as speaker for the February 1 Maryville University St. Louis Speakers Series. Amanpour had to cancel due to commitments relating to her job with CNN. Bremer will deliver his speech at 8 p.m. at Powell Symphony Hall.

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. Most recently, Bremer served as chief administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.

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.

Speakers Series tickets are sold by series subscription only. Tickets are not sold to individual lectures. For more information on ordering tickets, call the Powell Symphony Hall at (314) 286-4111 or click on www.stlouisspeakersseries.org.

The 2006-07 season marks the ninth year that Maryville has brought the Speakers Series to St. Louis. Through the years, luminaries such as Margaret Thatcher, Walter Cronkite, Benjamin Netanyahu and John Major have shared their insight with St. Louisans and students at Maryville University.

Maryville University started the 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.