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November 2, 2007

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
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Former UN Ambassador John Bolton to Speak at UT Tyler

BoltonThe United States’ economy and security will be the topic of former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton’s lecture at The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, Susan Thomae-Morphew, Cowan Center director, announced.

Bolton will be the featured speaker of the Louis and Peaches Owen Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. This lecture will be the first of the 2007 – 08 UT Tyler Distinguished Lecture Series.

Tickets are $31, $26, $21 and $16. A reception with the speaker is available for an additional $25.

For tickets, contact the UT Tyler Cowan Center box office, 903.566.7424. Box office hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Media sponsors for the Distinguished Lecture Series are CBS 19 and East Texas Radio Group.

“We are proud to begin our lecture series with Ambassador Bolton. His topic is so timely and will provide some insight into issues that are on all our minds in this day and age,” said Thomae-Morphew.

Terrorism and civil strife continue to pose a threat to political and economic stability around the world, influencing issues crucial to U.S. economic health and paramount to America’s competitiveness in a global market.

Bolton will provide a lucid and candid survey of world trouble spots and will discuss U.S. economic and security interests in these regions, identifying where the next areas of concern could potentially arise.

He also will discuss how these areas of unrest could influence the political landscape in the U.S.

Bolton was appointed by President George W. Bush to the United Nations in August 2005 and stepped down in January 2007.

Prior to his UN appointment, Bolton was senior vice president for public policy research at the American Enterprise Institute. He also served as a member of the Council on National Policy in 1988.

During the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations, he served in several positions within the Department of State, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Agency for International Development.

Bolton holds a law degree from Yale University.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.


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