Gates to speak at Duke

In this Aug. 9, 2010 file photo, Defense Secretary Robert Gates speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. Gates says he plans to leave his job next year. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

August 31, 2010 10:52:09 AM PDT
Duke University announced Tuesday that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will deliver a public lecture at the school September 29.

Gates' talk in Reynolds Industries Theater at the Bryan Center on Duke’s West Campus will be followed by a question-and-answer session for students.

"We are delighted to welcome Secretary Gates to Duke," said Duke President Richard H. Brodhead. "His leadership in government and higher education is a model of service to society. We look forward to his visit, and his speech."

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Duke said tickets can be picked up on a first-come, first-served basis at the University Box Office in the Bryan Center starting Sept. 3 for Duke students, faculty and staff, and Sept. 8 for the general public. Tickets are limited to one per person.

Those unable to attend can view the event live online on Duke's Ustream channel: ustream.tv/dukeuniversity.

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