Columbia University will host the launch of "The People Speak: A Discussion of America's Role in the World," a series of televised nationwide town hall meetings, on Monday, Sept. 13. President Lee C. Bollinger will host the event in the Rotunda of Low Library. The program runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and audience members must be seated by 6:30 p.m.
Columbia alumnus and ABC News host George Stephanopoulos, CC'84, will moderate this foreign policy discussion, which features such prominent speakers as Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State and former Ambassador to the United Nations; Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.)*; Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)*; and Dan Senor, former spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority under Paul Bremer.
The event kicks off the series of 25 signature discussions moderated this fall by ABC News in major U.S. cities. Additionally, communities across the nation will participate in more than 4,000 discussions as a part of the "People Speak" initiative.
This limited-seating event is free and open to the Columbia community. Tickets must be picked up in advance to gain admission. Only one ticket per person will be distributed -- from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, at the Box Office in Lerner Hall. A Columbia ID is necessary to receive a ticket and for admission to the forum.
* Pending Senate schedule