Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain to Give Talk at Aspen Institute on August 15

July 26, 2007  • Institute Contributor

Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain to Give Talk at Aspen Institute on August 15

Aspen, CO, July 26, 2007 –– The Aspen Institute announced today that Republican Presidential candidate John McCain will be the featured speaker at a special installment of the McCloskey Speaker Series, to be held on Wednesday, August 15 at 3:00 pm at the Greenwald Pavilion on the Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus. The series is made possible by a gift from the McCloskey Family Charitable Foundation.

US Senator John McCain has a long career of public service. After graduating from the Naval Academy in 1958, John McCain began his career as a Naval aviator. In 1982, he was elected to Congress representing what was then the first congressional district of Arizona. In 1986, he was elected to the United States Senate to take the place of Arizona’s great Senator Barry Goldwater. Senator McCain is currently the senior senator from Arizona. In 2000, Senator McCain ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. He is currently the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services.  He also serves on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Senator McCain has seven children and four grandchildren. He and his wife, Cindy, reside in Phoenix.

Tickets can be purchased for $10 each and are on sale through the Aspen Music Festival Box Offices starting on Monday, July 30 or by calling 970-925-9042. Other box office locations include Aspen Gondola Office, Harris Hall, and Wheeler Opera House. Aspen Institute Society of Fellows donors should call 970-544-7912. Aspen Institute Society of Fellows donors should call 970-544-7912. As a full-capacity audience is expected for this program, early ticket purchasing is encouraged. Ticket sales proceeds are intended to cover the costs of the event, not to support this or any political campaign.

For more information on the Aspen Institute McCloskey Speaker Series and other events open to the public, please contact Cristal Logan at 970-544-7929 or [email protected], call the information hotline at 970-544-7970, or visit the Institute’s website at www.aspeninstitute.org/communityevents.

Other speakers to be featured in the McCloskey Speaker Series include:

 

August 3 Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House
“The Coming Transformation of Government”
4:30 – 5:30 pm. Doerr-Hosier Center.
August 7 Dennis Ross, Counselor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow,
Washington Institute for Near East Policy
“Statecraft: And How to Restore America’s Standing in the World”
6:30 – 7:30 pm. Paepcke Auditorium.
August 9 John Edwards, Former US Senator (D-NC) and current Democratic Presidential candidate
12:00-1:00 pm. Greenwald Pavilion. Tickets ($10) are available starting on July 30th from the Aspen Music Festival Box Offices.
August 23

William J. Bratton, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
“Policing Terrorism”
6:30 – 7:30 pm. Will be held in Paepcke Auditorium. Tickets ($10) are available starting on July 30th from the Aspen Music Festival Box Offices.

The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values. The Institute is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Its international network includes partner Aspen Institutes in Berlin, Rome, Lyon, Tokyo, New Delhi, and Bucharest, and leadership programs in Africa, Central America and India.

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