Gordon Brown Featured Speaker for Spring 2013 Distinguished Lecture Series at Trinity University


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Mary Anthony
mary.anthony@trinity.edu
210-999-8441
Jan. 2, 2013

Gordon Brown Featured Speaker for Spring 2013 Distinguished Lecture Series at Trinity University


Tickets for the lecture will be available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.


PARKING NOTICE FOR GORDON BROWN LECTURE: 
The green level in the Laurie Auditorium parking garage is reserved for those who require handicap accessibility or who are unable to use the stairs

Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2007 to 2010, is the featured speaker of the 2013 Distinguished Lecture Series scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Laurie Auditorium.

The lecture is free, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Monday, Jan. 28. The Laurie box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Limit two tickets per person. Tickets must be claimed in person; phone reservations or e-mails will not be accepted. Click here for directions to Laurie Auditorium.

Brown is the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and member of Parliament for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath. He is chair of the Policy and Initiatives Board of the World Economic Forum and also serves as a Global Fellow of New York University as well as the Chancellor of Adam Smith College in Kirkcaldy. Brown in also on the board of Sir Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web Foundation and is Patron of the Burma Campaign. He is the author of several books including Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalisation and a forthcoming work, 2025: Shaping a New Future.

His service as prime minister is widely credited with preventing a second Great Depression through his stewardship of the 2009 London G20 summit where world leaders committed to make an additional $1.1 trillion available to help the world economy through the crisis and restore credit, growth, and jobs. As the Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 20007, Brown masterminded many achievements including the Child Trust Fund, the Child Tax Credit, and paid paternity leave. His time as Chancellor was also marked by major reform on Britain's monetary and fiscal policy as well as the sustained investment in health, education, and overseas aid. Brown has a doctorate of history from the University of Edinburgh.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible by an endowment gift by Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Brown of San Antonio. For more information, contact Mary Anthony in the Office of University Communications at 210-999-8441.