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DePauw Discourse 2005 -- September 15-17 -- to Focus on Leadership & Ethics

August 6, 2005

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DePauw Discourse.jpgAugust 6, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Again this fall, a group of dynamic leaders and thinkers -- a number of them graduates of DePauw University -- will gather on the Greencastle campus for DePauw Discourse 2005, September 15-17, and you're invited to join in what should be a stimulating and enjoyable three days of events. 

Vernon E. Jordan Jr. '57 (right) -- managing director of Lazard Frères, L.L.C., former president and chief executive officer of the National Urban League, Inc., and former adviser to President Bill Clinton; and vernon e jordan jr.jpgPaul A. Volcker (seen below left), chairman of the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil for Food Program and former chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, will serve as honorary co-chairs of DePauw Discourse 2005. The sessions will feature conversations about leadership and ethics in today's society.

"DePauw Discourse provides opportunities for alumni to explore relevant issues, participate in stimulating discussions, and discover points of view not readily available through the media or our everyday lives," explains Joyce Taglauer Green '75, chair of the executive committee of the Washington C. DePauw Society, which hosts DePauw Discourse. "Last year's inaugural DePauw Discourse 2004: Issues for America -- which featured former presidential envoy to Iraq L. Paul Bremer, former congressman and vice chair of the 9/11 Commission Lee Hamilton '52, and other guests -- provided tremendous value for all who participated."

Here's the tentative schedule for DePauw Discourse 2005:

Thursday, September 15

  • 8 p.m., Paul Volcker, chairman of the Independent Inquiry Committee into the U.N. Oil for Food Program, former chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve -- East College, Meharry Hall.

Friday, September 16

  • 9 a.m. Panel Discussion on DisneyWar featuring James B. Stewart '73, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and editor-at-large of SmartMoney magazine; Judson C. Green, Jr. '74, president and CEO of NAVTEQ, former chairman of Walt Disney Company's theme parks and resorts segment; Stanley B. Kinsey '76, chairman and CEO of NTN Communications, former Walt Disney Company senior vice president for operations and new technologies -- East College, Meharry Hall.
  • 10:30 a.m. A Conversation with Samantha Power, author of A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide. East College is 1Joined by Ken Bode, Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism -- East College, Meharry Hall.
  • Noon. Liza Wright, assistant to President George W. Bush for presidential personnel -- Memorial Student Union, Ballroom.
  • 2 p.m. Business Ethics Panel featuring Darlene Montgomery Ryan '76, president and CEO of PharmaFab; David W. Greising '82, chief business correspondent for the Chicago Tribune; Timothy Pearson '76, vice chair of global marketing and communications for KMPG LLP; and Theodore M. Solso '69, chairman and CEO of Cummins Engine -- Performing Arts Center, Thompson Recital Hall.
  • 8 p.m. An Evening with Thomas Jefferson, featuring Clay S. Jenkinson, humanities scholar, author and award-winning historical impersonator -- East College, Meharry Hall

Saturday, September 17

  • 10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion featuring Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. '57, managing director of Lazard LLC, former president and chief executive officer of the National Urban League, Inc., and former chairman of the Clinton Presidential Transition Team; Birch Bayh, partner in Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti, LLC and United States Senator from 1963 to 1981; and Fr. Richard McBrien, professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame and consultant to ABC News -- East College, Meharry Hall.

The weekend will close with a performance by the Capitol capitol steps.jpgSteps, Saturday, September 17 at 8 p.m. in Moore Theatre of the Performing Arts Center. The Capitol Steps are a troupe of current and former congressional staffers who will provide a side-splitting and entertaining look at otherwise serious political issues.

For more information about DePauw Discourse, click here, or contact Steven J. Setchell '96, director of the DePauw Annual Fund and executive secretary of the Washington C. DePauw Society, at (800) 446-5298. You may also send an e-mail here.