Former President Bill Clinton to attend Chicago event

April 9, 2012 by  

Bill Clinton will be a guest dinner speaker at the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago from April 23-25. Clinton will be speaking at the dinner on April 23 at which 700 guests are expected and the Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, will also be speaking at the dinner. This will be the first time this world headline attracting summit has been held in North America.

The Summit, which is sold out, has a theme of “Speak up, Speak out for Freedom and Rights.” It is chaired by former Soviet President, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni. Over the three days, there will be six panel discussions moderated by media professionals such as Jim Frederick, managing editor of Time, and Jim Wooten of ABC News. The discussions will also be webcast for maximum coverage.

Among the topics of discussion will be “New Challenges for Peace” which will feature, amongst others, Mikhail Gorbachev and Jimmy Carter, “Investing in Peace,” “Women forging Peace” and “A Final Conversation with the Laureates” featuring the Dalai Lama and Mikhail Gorbachev will be massive draws. In addition, actor Sean Penn will be awarded the 2012 Peace Summit Award for his work with the Haitian Relief Organization.

The organizers of the summit will be providing teachers with a specially designed curriculum that can help them teach their students about human rights. No doubt Chicago printing companies have been called upon to print the “Speak Truth to Power” booklet that is available to all teachers.