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9/30/96

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Timothy Wirth, undersecretary of state for global affairs, to speak Oct. 11

Timothy Wirth, undersecretary of state for global affairs, will deliver the 1996-97 Cubberley Lecture, "Thinking About the 21st Century," at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Wirth has responsibility for coordinating a broad group of global programs, including population, environment, science, counternarcotics, democracy, human rights and refugees.

From 1987 to 1993, Wirth was U.S. senator from Colorado, where he was engaged in a number of natural resource issues. He authored successful energy, conservation and environmental protection legislation, and the Colorado Wilderness Bill.

Prior to the Senate, Wirth served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 12 years, where he was chairman of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications. He served as a White House Fellow in the Johnson administration and as deputy assistant secretary for education under Richard Nixon. He received his doctorate from the Stanford School of Education in 1973.

For more information, call (415) 723-2119.

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