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"Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy" panel to feature Adlai Stevenson III, Sept. 24

Sep 24, 2008 (All day)
Audience: 
Open to the Public

A panel discussion titled "Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy,” will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus. The panel will examine the life and work of Stevenson '22, the renowned U.N. ambassador, governor of Illinois, and presidential candidate.

Panel discussants include John Brademas, President Emeritus of New York University and former executive assistant to Adlai Stevenson; A. Edward Elmendorf, President of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA); Alvin Liebling, Senior U.S. Administrative Law Judge of Illinois and editor of “Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy;” Jack Matlock, former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union; Adele Simmons, President of the Global Philanthropy Partnership and Senior Advisor to the World Economic Forum; Adlai E. Stevenson III; former U.S. Senator, Illinois; and William J. vanden Heuvel, former ambassador to the UN. The discussion will be moderated by Henry Bienen, President, Northwestern University.

John Brademas is president emeritus of New York University (NYU) serving as president from 1981 -1992. From 1955-56 he served as executive assistant to former Governor Adlai Stevenson, in charge of research on issues during Stevenson’s second presidential campaign. From 1959 to 1981 Brademas served as United States Representative in Congress from Indiana's 3rd congressional district, the last four years as House majority whip.

A. Edward Elmendorf has been President of UNA-NCA since 2005. He has been involved in international organizations for over 40 years. In 1963 Elmendorf joined the Foreign Service. In 1970 he left the Foreign Service to join the World Bank. During a 30-year career in the World Bank, Elmendorf worked on policy planning, loan programming and negotiation with North African countries, personnel management, country assistance strategy, lending, and macroeconomic policy in Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan, and then Indian Ocean countries. Elmendorf has worked and written on health strategy and policy in Africa for the past fifteen years.

Alvin Liebling, a Senior U.S. Administrative Law Judge and editor and co-author of “Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy,” was chairman of the college student campaign for Stevenson when he was running for governor in 1948. A graduate of Northwestern’s Law School in Chicago, Liebling served over his career as an assistant attorney general in Illinois, a special attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, and assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago. He also was acting regional counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Chicago.

Jack Matlock, a career Foreign Service officer, served as Ronald Reagan’s principal advisor on Soviet and European affairs and later as U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991. He is the author of the book “Reagan and Gorbachev.”

Adele Simmons is President of the Global Philanthropy Partnership, a non-profit that works to strengthen the infrastructure to support global philanthropy, a senior advisor to the World Economic Forum, editor of Global Giving Matters, and a Senior Associate at the Center for International Studies at the University of Chicago. She is Vice Chair and a Senior Executive of Chicago Metropolis 2020, a regional planning and advocacy group started by Chicago's business leadership.

Adlai E. Stevenson III, the great-grandson of Vice President Adlai Ewing Stevenson, served as U.S. Senator (IL) from 1970 to 1981. During his tenure in Congress he was the first chairman of the Ethics Committee and principal author of the International Banking Act. Since leaving the Senate, Stevenson has been active in East Asia as Chairman of SC&M Investment Management Company, and co-chairman of HuaMei Capital Company (first Sino US investment bank).

William J. vanden Heuvel served in 1964 as Assistant to U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and in the early 1970’s as Chairman of the New York City Board of Corrections. During the Carter Administration, vanden Heuvel was U.S. Permanent Representative to the European Office of the United Nations in Geneva and U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. He is founder and chair emeritus of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.

Henry S. Bienen is president of Northwestern University. Prior to his appointment at Northwestern Bienen was the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Bienen has been a consultant to the U.S. Department of State, the National Security Council, the Agency for International Development, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the World Bank.

This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow the discussion.

09.24.2008
Panel discussants include John Brademas, President Emeritus of New York University and former executive assistant to Adlai Stevenson; A. Edward Elmendorf, President of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA); Alvin Liebling, Senior U.S. Administrative Law Judge of Illinois and editor of “Adlai Stevenson's Lasting...