Rudy Giuliani to speak at Auburn University May 3

**This event is free and open to the public.  Seating is first come, first served.**

AUBURN – Former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani will speak on “Principled Leadership in the Face of Change and Crisis,” Monday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in Auburn University’s Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum.

This lecture is part of Perspectives on the Plains, a student-led lecture series founded last year as a part of the vision of the Student Government Association. The goal of the organization is to provide Auburn students the opportunity to hear prominent and well-respected speakers who represent a variety of viewpoints and life experiences.

“We selected Mayor Giuliani as the ideal public figure to address our students and community because of his inspirational leadership in the dark days following September 11, 2001, his strong voice on issues of national importance including the military and national security and his record as one of the most effective mayors in New York City history,” said Drew Robinson, director of Perspectives on the Plains and a senior in the College of Business. “Mayor Giuliani is widely lauded for his steady hand during challenging times.”

Giuliani was named “Person of the Year” by Time magazine, knighted by the Queen of England and dubbed “Rudy the Rock” by French President Jacques Chirac. Former first lady Nancy Reagan presented him with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Freedom Award.

Limited by New York City law to two terms as mayor, Giuliani founded Giuliani Partners in January 2002, quickly establishing the professional services firm as a leader in emergency preparedness, public safety, leadership during crises and financial management. Mayor Giuliani is also a partner in the law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, a major international law firm serving mainly clients in the energy and financial service industries.

Mayor Giuliani recently ran for the republican nomination for president of the United States.

Video cameras, still cameras, backpacks, recording devices, artificial noisemakers, food or beverage containers, bottles, weapons, alcoholic beverages and large signs or posters are not allowed inside Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum for this event.

Attendees are requested to be seated by 6:45 p.m.

For more information about the Perspectives on the Plains lecture series, go to

Contact: Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (, or
Teresa Whitman-McCall, (334) 844-7521 (