Published: March 7, 2005

Note to Editors: Contact Mike Liguori in the News Services office for information on media credentials for this event. Giuliani is not expected to grant interview requests.

Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York City, will speak April 3 on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder and tickets for the event go on sale March 8.

Giuliani's appearance, sponsored by the CU-Boulder Distinguished Speakers Board, will take place April 3 at 7 p.m. in the Coors Events/Conference Center. Tickets are $17 for general admission and $60 for limited reserved seating, plus service fees, and are available at metro-area King Soopers stores or on the Web at

CU-Boulder students with a valid ID can purchase $1 tickets at The Connection recreation area inside the University Memorial Center. The $1 student tickets are not available to university faculty or staff.

Giuliani will speak about leadership during difficult times.

"No matter your party affiliation, there is something intriguing to us all about Giuliani," said Micah Sucherman, chair of the student-run CU-Boulder Distinguished Speakers Board, a branch of the University of Colorado Student Union.

Giuliani was born in 1944 to a working class family in Brooklyn, N.Y. He graduated magna cum laude from New York University Law School in 1968.

Through the 1970s, Giuliani excelled in legal and political circles in New York and Washington D.C., holding various high-level positions in both private law firms and federal prosecutors' offices. In 1981, Giuliani was named associate attorney general, the third highest position in the Department of Justice.

In 1983, Giuliani was appointed United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he spearheaded efforts against drug dealers, organized crime, government corruption and white-collar criminals. Few U.S. Attorneys in history can match his record of 4,152 convictions with only 25 reversals.

In 1993, he was elected the 107th mayor of the City of New York and was re-elected in 1997 by a wide margin. Giuliani has been praised for leading a resurgence of the city, with dramatic reductions in crime and welfare dependency along with gains in jobs and tourism during his administration.

After the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Mayor Giuliani immediately began leading the recovery of the city. Giuliani was widely lauded for his steady hand during frightening times. He was named Person of the Year by Time magazine, knighted by the Queen of England and presented with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Freedom Award by former first lady Nancy Reagan.

Limited by state law to two terms as mayor, Giuliani left office at the end of 2001. He has remained active in public life and consulting. His best-selling book, "Leadership," was published in October 2002. In June 2003, President Bush asked Giuliani to head the U.S. delegation to a major international conference on combating anti-Semitism.

For more information on the event, call (303) 735-6653 or visit the Distinguished Speakers Board Web site at

For tickets, call or visit any metro-area King Soopers store or For information about tickets for CU-Boulder students, call the UMC Connection at (303) 492-6338.