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News Release

May 5, 2009


Adam Gorlick, News Service: (650) 725-0224,

George Shultz to deliver lecture on a meaningful life

Former Secretary of State George Shultz, a Stanford professor emeritus and Hoover Institution fellow, will talk about how purpose and values lead to a happy and fulfilling life when he delivers the second annual Harry's Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life at 7 p.m. Monday, May 11, in Stanford Memorial Church.

The lecture honors the late Stanford Law School Professor Harry Rathbun, who delivered his renowned Last Lecture from the 1930s through the 1950s. Tickets to Shultz's talk, titled "The Power of Ought," are free and available at the Stanford Ticket Office on the first floor of Tresidder Memorial Union. A limited number of tickets will be available to the public.

Shultz is a professor emeritus of international economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

He was secretary of state during the Reagan administration from 1982 to 1989, and served in the Nixon administration as labor secretary from 1969 to 1970 and as Treasury secretary from 1972 to 1974.

Shultz graduated from Princeton University in 1942 with a bachelor's degree in economics. He joined the Marines and served through 1945. Four years later, he earned a doctorate in industrial economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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