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Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 18:09:48 -0600 (MDT) From: Faculty and Research E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: FORMER MEXICAN PRESIDENT VICENTE FOX TO SPEAK AT MACKY AUDITORIUM
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FROM: CU Distinguished Speakers Board
SENDER: Taylor Coughlin, Public Relations Director, DSB
DATE: April 6, 2011
SUBJECT: FORMER MEXICAN PRESIDENT VICENTE FOX TO SPEAK AT MACKY AUDITORIUM
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April 4, 2011
FORMER MEXICAN PRESIDENT VICENTE FOX TO SPEAK AT MACKY AUDITORIUM
Distinguished Speakers Board, a student group at the University of Colorado
Boulder, brings former Mexican President Vicente Fox to speak at Macky
Auditorium on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Fox will present "Surveying the Geo-Political Landscape" and speak on his
perspective on the state of the world, on a macro level. He will touch on the
relationship between the United States and Latin America, the role of the U.N.
and the promises of globalization, both fulfilled and unfulfilled. There also
will be a question and answer session. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and the
lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. No backpacks or skateboards are allowed inside the
"We believe Mr. Fox gives an important voice on the current geo-political
climate," said Distinguished Speakers Board Chair Punam Chatterjee. "He can
provide a new understanding on current economic and social challenges as well
as provide his perspective on global leadership. We also believe he will
connect with many students, as well as the community, because of his expertise
in many fields, and because of current events."
Fox was the president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006. When elected he ended the
rule of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. During his term in office he
succeeded in controlling inflation and interest rates, and in achieving the
lowest unemployment rate in Latin America. He studied Business Administration
at the Universidad Iberoamericana, and afterwards pursued a Top Management
Diploma at the Harvard Business School.
Fox has four adopted children. He was born in Mexico City in 1942 and grew up
on San Cristobal Ranch in the municipality of San Francisco del Rincon, in
Guanajuato state. Post-presidency, he wrote an autobiography, "Revolution of
Hope: The Life, Faith and Dreams of a Mexican President" and travels for public
"Fox's experiences as a business man, educator, politician and leader in a
foreign country are attractive to the CU community, which appreciates diverse
perspectives," said Distinguished Speakers Board Public Relations Director
Tickets are $1 for students with a valid BuffOne Card. Community tickets are
$15 for general admission and $30 for priority seating, and are sold through
Ticketswest.com and local King Soopers locations.
The Distinguished Speakers Board is a student-run organization, and part of the
CU student government. Past speakers to the CU-Boulder community have included
Queen Noor, Howard Dean and Karl Rove, Thomas Friedman, B.B. King, and Rev.
Desmond Tutu. The Distinguished Speakers Board mission is "to bring speakers of
the highest caliber, who will intellectually stimulate the student body and the
surrounding community. Ultimately, we hope to inspire people by bringing some
of the world's greatest minds to the University of Colorado Boulder."
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