Ticket and event information provided for former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s visit to Purdue

Tickets will be available starting Tuesday (Sept. 17) for Purdue’s Giant Leaps Series event featuring Condoleezza Rice, the 66th U.S. secretary of state, on Oct. 9.

The event, which is free with a ticket, is 6:30 p.m. at Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets can be reserved online using the promo code RICE. There will be a limit of four tickets per person. Tickets also can be reserved by phone – 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW – however, tickets must be picked up at a campus box office by the purchaser using a valid photo ID.

This is one of many events celebrating Purdue’s sesquicentennial, 150 Years of Giant Leaps. This yearlong celebration is highlighting Purdue’s remarkable history of giant leaps, while focusing on what giant leaps Purdue can take to address the world’s problems.

Rice served as secretary of state under President George W. Bush from January 2005-09. She was the second woman and first African American woman to hold the position. From 2001-05, Rice was the first woman to serve as the national security advisor.

Rice has an extensive background in higher education. She has been on staff at Stanford University as a professor of political science since 1981 and has won two of the highest teaching honors, the Walter J. Gores for Excellence in Teaching in 1984, and the School of Humanities and Sciences Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1993. Rice also served as Stanford’s provost for the institution’s chief budget and academic officer from 1993-99.

Rice received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Denver, her master’s from the University of Notre Dame and her doctorate from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She has received 15 honorary doctorates. Besides being a professor of political science at Stanford, Rice also currently serves as the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and as the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution.

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