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News Release

October 8, 2009


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Elaine Ray, University Communications: (650) 723-7162,

Charlie Rose to moderate annual Stanford Roundtable on Oct. 24

Government officials, corporate leaders and scholars will explore the question of how we recover from last year's devastating economic free-fall when they gather for the fourth annual Roundtable at Stanford on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Maples Pavilion.

Renowned interviewer Charlie Rose will moderate the discussion, titled "The Road Back: From Economic Meltdown to Renewal." Panelists will include Eric Schmidt, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Google; Penny Pritzker, who serves on President Barack Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board; Guillermo Ortiz , governor of the Bank of Mexico; Stanford economics Professor Caroline Hoxby; Garth Saloner, dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business; and Stanford President John Hennessy.

The event, which takes place in conjunction with Stanford's Reunion Homecoming Weekend, is open to the public. Tickets are free for students, faculty and staff with a university ID and for Reunion Homecoming participants with a Reunion nametag. Tickets for the general public are available for $10 at the Stanford Ticket Office: (650) 725-2787.


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