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Bill Clinton to Speak at World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Chicago


(Chicago, IL) – March 26, 2012. The Chicago World Summit Host Committee today announced that ex-President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address to the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Chicago on April 23 – 25.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Honorary Co-Chair of the 12th World Summit, and Governor Pat Quinn, Co-Chair of the 12th World Summit, will also address the crowd of approximately 700 guests.

“Chicago is honored to be the first North American city to host a summit of Nobel Peace Prize winners and we’re honored to be joined by former President Bill Clinton,” said Emanuel.

The Chicago Host Committee also confirmed a number of high-profile personalities set to moderate the six panel discussions with the Nobel Laureates during the event, including:

  • Chris Jansing, anchor and host of “Jansing and Co.,” MSNBC
  • Jim Frederick, managing editor, TIME International
  • Jim Wooten, senior correspondent, ABC News
  • Doug Brinkley, contributing editor, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times Book Review and American Heritage

The World Summit, themed “Speak Up, Speak Out for Freedom and Rights,” will feature moderated discussions with Nobel Peace Laureates in front of a live audience and webcast around the world.

About David Ormsby

David, a public relations consultant and blogger at The Huffington Post, is an ex-Press Secretary of the Illinois Democratic Party.

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