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Date: October 14, 1999
Shultz to Speak at Princeton University
PRINCETON, NJ -- Former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz will give a public lecture titled "The Road Ahead" at 9:30 a.m. on November 13 in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
A member of Princeton's Class of 1942, Shultz will be on campus as part of a Campaign Relations Leadership Assembly. An economist, he has combined academics and government service in a long and distinguished career.
After earning his PhD at MIT, Shultz was a member of President Eisenhower's Council of Economic Advisers before joining the faculty of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, where he later served as dean. Appointed U.S. Secretary of Labor in 1969, he went on to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget and Secretary of the Treasury and to chair the Council of Economic Advisers under President Nixon.
In 1974 Shultz left government to become president and director of the Bechtel Group for eight years. He also taught at Stanford University until appointed Secretary of State by President Reagan in 1982. In this position for seven years, he played a key role in implementing foreign policy that brought about the end of the Cold War and the development of strong relationships between the United States and countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
After leaving office in 1989, Shultz became director and senior counselor at Bechtel, professor of international economics at Stanford's Graduate School of Business and a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution. In January 1989 he was awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. In 1971 Princeton presented him with its Woodrow Wilson Award, given annually to an alumnus in recognition of distinguished achievement ``in the nation's service.''
Among Shultz's many books are Economic Policy Beyond the Headlines (1978) and Turmoil and Triumph: My Years as Secretary of State (1993).