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September 23, 2008
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Leaders and entrepreneurs in the fields of government, law, economic development and philanthropy will participate in the third annual Roundtable at Stanford from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in Maples Pavilion.
"Wanted: Courage, Compassion and Character—Leadership for the 21st Century" will feature a panel that includes Justice Anthony Kennedy, businesswoman Carly Fiorina, Gates Foundation CEO Jeff Raikes and Stanford President John Hennessy.
Panelists will discuss what kinds of sacrifices people should be prepared to make in the face of national and global threats and whether there is "Greatest Generation" of leaders for the 21st century—leaders able to take on religious and ethnic violence, climate change, dwindling resources, economic turbulence, and poverty and disease among the world's most vulnerable.
Tom Brokaw, who has been the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News for 21 years, will moderate. Since Tim Russert's death earlier this year, Brokaw also has served as interim moderator of Meet the Press.
The panelists follow:
The event is free for students, staff and faculty with Stanford ID cards, as well as Reunion Homecoming participants with reunion nametags. Tickets for the general public are $10 and are available through the Stanford Ticket Office: (650) 725-2787. Parking is limited, so come early or use public transportation.
Press are invited to cover the Roundtable. Please contact Elaine Ray at (650) 723-7162 or firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Wednesday, Oct. 8, to register.
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