US Ctr For Global Engagement - Kissinger and Rubin to Discuss Global Econ/Nat'l Security Challenges on 10/22

Impact '08 Event Will Look at How the Next President Should Address

Global Economic and National Security Challenges and Opportunities

Who & What: On Wednesday, October 22, 2008, the Center for U.S. Global Engagement will continue its Impact '08 in Pennsylvania effort with a panel discussion on the global challenges facing the next president featuring former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and moderated by CNN Special Correspondent Frank Sesno. The program will also include welcoming remarks by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and University of Pennsylvania President Dr. Amy Gutmann. More than 700 business, community and student leaders are expected to attend the event, which will be webcast live at


The Impact '08: Building a Better, Safer World initiative urges the 2008 presidential candidates to incorporate greater investments in global development and diplomacy as critical tools in America's engagement with the world. Impact '08 in Pennsylvania is a partnership with the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. The Impact '08 in Pennsylvania Advisory Committee is co-chaired by Governor Rendell and former Governor Tom Ridge and includes more than 50 prominent business, community, and faith leaders. For more information on Impact '08 in Pennsylvania, visit


When & Where: Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

University of Pennsylvania

3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


NOTE: Cameras must be pre-set no later than 6:45pm. Mult Box available. To register, please contact Jeff Berkowitz at or 202-730-4163. Valid press credentials required.


About the Center for U.S. Global Engagement


The Center for U.S. Global Engagement (, the educational arm of the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign, unites business, civic, military, faith-based, and political leaders around the country to broaden understanding of America's interests in building a better, safer world.


Impact '08: Building a Better, Safer World is the Center's national bipartisan initiative, co-chaired by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci, calling on all of the Presidential candidates to elevate and strengthen America's investments in global development and diplomacy.