Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 3:30p -
Kresge Auditorium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
48 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02142
Lectures & Conferences, University
On Thursday, March 13, 2014, the Honorable Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, will visit the MIT campus to deliver the Karl Taylor Compton lecture, "Built to Last: Opportunity, and the Economics of Empowerment". The event, hosted and moderated by President L. Rafael Reif, will take place at 3:30 pm in Kresge Auditorium.
Valerie Jarrett currently serves as Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. She oversees the White House Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, and chairs the White House Council on Women and Girls.
Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Ms. Jarrett was the Chief Executive Officer of The Habitat Company. She has held positions in both the public and private sector, including Chairman of the University of Chicago Medical Center Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Chicago Transit Board, Commissioner of Planning and Development for the City of Chicago, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Mayor Richard M. Daley. She also practiced law with two private law firms.
Ms. Jarrett has served as a director of corporate and not for profit boards, including Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Stock Exchange, Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and Trustee at the Museum of Science and Industry. She received her BA from Stanford University in 1978 and her JD from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981.
All are invited to attend the lecture. No tickets are required, but please be prepared to present photo ID at the entrance to Kresge.
The Karl Taylor Compton Lecture Series was established in 1957 to honor the late Karl Taylor Compton, who served as president of MIT from 1930 to 1948 and as chairman of the MIT Corporation from 1948 to 1954. The lecture series gives the MIT community direct contact with the important ideas of our times and with people who have contributed much to modern thought.
Web site: http://compton.mit.edu/