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April 10. 2003

Former U.S. Attorney General Thornburgh to speak

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Dick Thornburgh, former U.S. attorney general, will be the first speaker in Purdue University's Corporate Citizenship and Ethics Series.

Thornburgh's speech, "Crisis in Corporate America?" will be Monday (4/14) from 7-8 p.m. in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. It is free and open to the pubic.

Thornburgh was governor of Pennsylvania and served as U.S. attorney general under two presidents, Ronald Reagan and George Bush. He is currently counsel of the national law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP in Washington, D.C.

Thornburgh has been appointed an examiner in the WorldCom bankruptcy cases.

Under Thornburgh's leadership, the Department of Justice obtained a record number of convictions of savings and loan and securities officials, defense contractors and corrupt public officials.

The lecture series is a collaboration between the Purdue School of Education and the Krannert School of Management. Thornburgh's talk is sponsored by the James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship, the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship and the Lilly Endowment.

Writer: Mike Lillich, (765) 494-2077,

Related Web site:
The Purdue Series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics

Note to journalists: Media interested in covering Thornburgh's talk should contact Tim Newton, Krannert School director of external relations and communications, at (765) 496-7271,

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