George Shultz spoke with President Daniels on his life career

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

George Shultz, economist and four-time U.S. Cabinet member, joined President Mitch Daniels in an hour long discussion and audience Q&A.

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George Shultz, former U.S. Secretary of State, Labor, and Treasury, featured in the Spring 2016 Presidential Lecture Series with Purdue President Mitch Daniels. The president lead the hourlong discussion with Shultz, which included an audience question-and-answer session. The event was free and open to the public. Purdue Convocations assists the Office of the President with the series.

Shultz, an economist, served in President Richard M. Nixon’s administration as secretary of labor from 1969-70, director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1970-72 and as treasury secretary from 1972-74. He also served in President Ronald Reagan’s administration as secretary of state from 1982-89. He is one of only two individuals to serve in four U.S. Cabinet positions. The other is Elliot Richardson.

Before entering government service, he was professor of economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago, serving from 1962-69 as the dean of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Between 1974 and 1982, he was an executive at Bechtel, becoming the firm’s first president.

He is the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

The Presidential Lecture Series is a diverse series of lectures on policy, leadership, culture and society. The series will feature prominent experts and practitioners from various fields of interest for both the academics and the community at-large. Connected with each public presentation, speakers will be integrated into relevant curricular activities on the West Lafayette campus during their visits.

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