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Citadel News Service
2 Mar 2007

John Ashcroft to deliver Greater Issues address

Please note that the time has been changed to 8 p.m.

The Citadel and the Free Enterprise Foundation will host a Greater Issues address featuring former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 8, in McAlister Field House on The Citadel campus. The speech is free and open to the public.


John Ashcroft

Ashcroft served as the 79th attorney general from 2001 to 2005. When he left office four years later, violent crime was at a record low, gun crime was at an all-time low, a successful corporate crime crackdown had been launched, and more terrorist attacks on the U.S. had been prevented. While in office, Ashcroft led the U.S. law enforcement community through the challenging and transformational period following the tragic attacks of September 11th. Raised in Springfield, Mo., Ashcroft graduated from Yale University in 1964 with honors and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago in 1967.

While in Charleston, he will take part in the Free Enterprise Foundation’s symposium “Do Ethics Really Matter?” The Free Enterprise Foundation is affiliated with The Citadel School of Business.

The Greater Issues Series was founded in 1954 to engage cadets’ interest and knowledge in important topics of the day. Since it was established, the series has brought presidents, heads of state, scholars, diplomats, journalists and distinguished business and military leaders to Charleston and The Citadel. The Greater Issues series is made possible by a grant from The Mills B. Lane Memorial Foundation.

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