The US Ambassador to the UK is to deliver a lecture at the University.
The Honorable Louis B. Susman, Ambassador of the United States to the Court of St. James's, will present a lecture on "Meeting Our Responsibilities as Global Citizens" on 26 October.
The lecture will focus on the role of youth, and the power and potential that young people have to create positive change in the face of today's challenges of the world.
Wednesday 26 October 2011, 9.30am
Wednesday 26 October 2011, 11.00am
Playfair Library, Old College, South Bridge
Those wishing to attend the event should visit the University’s International Office at 57 George Square in order to get a ticket.
You will be required to present your University of Edinburgh student or staff identification card.
Tickets will be allocated on a strictly first-come, first-served basis and only one ticket will be allocated per person.
A banker and a lawyer with extensive experience, Ambassador Susman was the Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking at Citigroup.
Prior to joining Salomon Brothers, Inc. in June 1989, he practised law in the City of St. Louis for 27 years and was a senior partner at the St. Louis based law firm of Thompson & Mitchell.
He was a member of the Board of Directors and Management Committee of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team from 1975 to 1989.
The University has strong historical and research connections with North America.
Two signatories of the Declaration of Independence, John Witherspoon and Benjamin Rush, were Edinburgh graduates.
Our alumni today include physicians, academics, lawyers, Congressmen, the co-founder of TiVo, a Vice-President of Chevron, an Emmy award-winning actor, a Group Vice President of Unilever and many more.
Recent University honorary degree recipients include Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan and Neil Armstrong.
The University welcomes over 1,700 North American students each year, one of the largest concentrations in the United Kingdom.