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Rudy Giuliani to Speak at W&L on April 9

Rudy Giuliani, mayor of New York City when the Sept. 11 attacks hit the World Trade Tower, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Monday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel. The title of his talk is “Principled Leadership: In the Face of Change and Crisis.” The CONTACT Committee is sponsoring Giuliani’s talk.

The talk is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Tickets will be available in Elrod Commons on the W&L campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Wednesday, April 4, through Friday, April 6. The doors open at 6:15 p.m. Ticket holders will need to be seated by 7:15 p.m. at which time whatever seating is left, if any, will become available.

Giuliani served in the U.S Attorney’s Office from 1983 to 1989, for the Southern District of New York, eventually becoming U.S. Attorney. He prosecuted a number of high-profile cases, including ones against organized crime and Wall Street financiers.

Giuliani served two terms as mayor of New York City and was credited with initiating improvements and reducing crime. He ran for the United States Senate in 2000 but withdrew for health and personal reasons. Giuliani gained international attention for his leadership during and after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center. For those actions, he received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in 2002.

After leaving office as mayor, Giuliani founded Giuliani Partners, a security consulting business firm and then joined the Bracewell & Giuliani law firm, which changed its name when he became a partner. Giuliani ran for the Republican Party nomination in the 2008 United States presidential election. After leading in national polls for much of 2007, his candidacy faltered late in that year, and he withdrew from the race.

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