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March 27, 2003

Clinton Speaks On Global Security In UI Lecture

More than 15,000 people attended former U.S. President Bill Clinton's lecture Wednesday night, March 26 in the Carver Hawkeye Arena. Clinton spoke on "Embracing our Humanity: Global Security in the 21st Century," and received the University of Iowa Lecture Committee's Distinguished Lecture Award.

UITV, the university's cable television station, is exploring the possibility of rebroadcasting the lecture at a later date, but contractual arrangements with Clinton's office may prevent the station from doing so.

The objective of the Distinguished Lecture series is to feature a renowned citizen who is distinguished in his/her knowledge, experience, influence and position in public office, foreign affairs, industry, science, literature or the arts. The lecture is intended to address compelling issues that both appeal to and inspire UI students, faculty and staff. Past medal recipients include Lech Walesa, Coretta Scott King and Maya Angelou.

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