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Friday, Sept. 5, 2008
3:30-5:30 P.M.
Memorial Hall at McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Program Includes:

Opening remarks by
Robert Bruininks,
President, University of Minnesota

Remarks and introduction of keynote speaker by
E. Thomas Sullivan,
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Minnesota

Keynote address by
Michael Hurley,
Special Advisor to the Nuclear Threat Initiative and Consultant to the U.S. State Department

Introduction of Regent by
E. Thomas Sullivan

Installation Ceremony by
Patricia S. Simmons,
Regent, University of Minnesota

Installation of and inaugural remarks by
David Wippman,
Dean, University of Minnesota Law School

Closing and Reception followed

Keynote Speaker Michael Hurley

Michael Hurley ('80), a CIA officer for 25 years, is a special advisor to the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a nonprofit organization focused on strategies to reduce the use and threat of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. He is also a consultant to the U.S. State Department on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. He was a senior counsel on the 9/11 Commission, directed its counterterrorism policy investigation, and is a co-author of its best-selling final report. During his CIA career, he held various senior management positions, served multiple tours of duty in Western Europe, and became fluent in French and Spanish. He was a leader in U.S. interventions to end conflicts in Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo and, as National Security Council Staff director for the Balkans, advised President Clinton on the Kosovo crisis. Immediately after the 9/11 attacks, he deployed to Afghanistan where, during three tours of duty, he led U.S. personnel in the fight against al Qaeda and the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Hurley's education began in Edina, where he attended high school with another young achiever, David Wippman. He received a B.A. in European history and political science from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. from the Law School, where he was an editor of the Minnesota Law Review. He began his career in Minneapolis as a trial attorney in private practice.