Sunday, August 22, 2010

Former U.S. Ambassador to United Kingdom Philip Lader to Speak Sept. 20 on Value of Global Connections

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Philip Lader will speak in Pittsburgh on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Rivers Club in One Oxford Center, Downtown.

Hosted by the British-American Business Council, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and GlobalPittsburgh, Ambassador Lader will engage in discussion on the topic of "The 'Special Relationship' in a Globalized World."

Lader is chairman of WPP Plc, the world's largest advertising/marketing services company (including J. Walter Thompson, Ogilvy & Mather, Young & Rubicam, Gray, Hill & Knowlton, and Burson-Marsteller, with 140,000 people in 107 countries).

Lader also is a senior adviser to Morgan Stanley, vice chairman of Rand Corp., a director of Marathon Oil, AES and Rusal corporations, and a partner in the law firm of Nelson Mullins. He previously served in President Clinton's cabinet and was White House deputy chief of staff, assistant to the president, deputy director of the Office of Management & Budget, and administrator of the Small Business Administration and was executive vice president of Sir James Goldsmith's holdings (including America's largest private landholdings) and president of Sea Pines Co. and universities in Australia and South Carolina. He has served on the boards of Lloyd's of London, the British Museum, St. Paul's Cathedral, the American Red Cross, and several private-equity portfolio companies.

He is an honorary fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford University, and London Business School and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the boards of the Smithsonian Institution and the Atlantic Council. Educated at Duke, Michigan, Oxford and Harvard Law School, he has been awarded honorary doctorates by 14 universities and the 2001 Benjamin Franklin Medal by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce for his contributions to trans-Atlantic relations.

Tickets for the Sept. 20 luncheon are $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made online at or by calling Pat Fustich at 412-246-4142.

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