Former U.S. president Bill Clinton will speak at UC Davis Nov. 17. Doors open at 11 a.m. at the Mondavi Center.
Clinton was elected president in 1992, and again in 1996 - the first Democratic president to be awarded a second term in six decades. His accomplishments as president include increasing investment in education, providing tax relief for working families, helping millions of Americans move from welfare to work, protecting the environment and strengthening democracy around the world.
Currently, Clinton serves as advisory board co-chair with President Nelson Mandela of the International AIDS Trust. He also is working with nations of the Caribbean on their AIDS prevention and treatment strategies.
In addition, Clinton serves with former Sen. Robert Dole as co-chair of the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, created to provide educational assistance for children and spouses of those killed or permanently disabled as a result of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The former president is founder of the William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation, created to strengthen the capacity of Americans and people throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence.
To accomplish this mission, the foundation is currently focused on economic empowerment of poor people, racial, ethnic and religious reconciliation and citizen service.
Speakers Series subscribers, seat licensees and charter members of the Mondavi Center will get the first chance to purchase lecture tickets. In addition, seats will be set aside for UC Davis students. Any remaining tickets will be sold to the public beginning Nov. 6, with a limit of two tickets per person.
Ticket prices are expected to range from $55 to $75, with students receiving the regular 50 percent discount price. For tickets, call (530) 752-1915 or go to http://www.MondaviArts.org.
Amy Agronis, Dateline, (530) 752-1932, email@example.com