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Georgetown Hosts High Profile Speakers for Ideas Summit

October 25, 2011

WHO: The afternoon will be comprised of six discussions. Participants include:
  • Alonzo Mourning, founder and chair of Alonzo Mourning Charities, Inc. and seven-time NBA all-star;
  • John Thomposon III, head coach of the Georgetown men's basketball program;
  • Paul Tagliabue, former NFL commissioner and chair of the board of directors of Georgetown University;
  • Lucile Adams-Campbell, associate director for minority health and health disparities research at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center;
  • Howard Federoff, executive vice president for health sciences and executive dean of the Georgetown University School of Medicine;
  • Madeleine Albright, distinguished professor of diplomacy and former U.S. Secretary of State;
  • Prince Turki al-Faisal,former Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, chair of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies;
  • Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland;
  • Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, former Representative from South Dakota; and
  • Ted Leonsis, founder and chair of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, member of the board of directors of Georgetown University.
Afternoon of Ideas Program:
Georgetown University is hosting a afternoon ideas and innovation summit to kick-off the launch of the new capital campaign, "For Generations to Come: The Campaign for Georgetown." The summit, titled "Think About It: An Afternoon of Ideas" will feature six discussions with prominent leaders from government, business and the Georgetown community.

For a full schedule of the afternoons events, please visit:

Evening photo opportunity:
At approximately 6:45 p.m. members of the Georgetown community will gather on the main lawn of the university for a twilight lighting ceremony and toast. At this time, the historic buildings of main campus will be simultaneously lit up to signify the official public launch of the campaign.

Afternoon of Ideas: Friday, October 28 from 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Lighting Ceremony: Friday, October 28 at 6:45 p.m.

Panel discussions:
Lohrfink Auditorium - 2nd floor, Hariri Building
Georgetown University
37th & O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20057
Lighting ceremony:
Will take place in front of Healy Hall by the 37th and O Street entrance to Georgetown University.
SPONSORS: Georgetown University
COVERAGE: Media interested in attending must RSVP to Rob Mathis at 202-687-4328 or Press will need to present valid credentials on campus.
Rob Mathis


Georgetown University37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057(202) 687.0100

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