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2012-11-12 12:24:10

TORONTO AND WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Patricia Rubin, Chair of the Lionel Gelber Prize and niece of Lionel Gelber, the Canadian scholar, diplomat, and author in whose memory the prize was created, today announced the 2013 Prize jury, including two of Canada's most distinguished authors and editors, a noted historian of British foreign policy, and two foreign policy experts, one a previous winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize. "The acclaim of the Prize over the years begins with...

2012-10-08 11:21:28

HOUSTON, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has been added to the distinguished speaker lineup at Hart Energy's 3rd( )annual DUG Eagle Ford conference and exhibition, Oct. 14-16, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. On Oct. 16, closing keynote Gingrich will provide an insider's perspective on the role energy and energy companies play in the upcoming presidential election. Gingrich will discuss a recently completed study by Noble...

2012-09-19 10:24:51

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the National Press Club: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Date: Tuesday, Sept. 25Time: 10 a.m.Place: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20045 Nobel Laureate Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute, will discuss the barriers that impede the nation's ability to make faster progress against cancer....

2012-08-31 02:22:10

HOUSTON, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has been added to the distinguished speaker lineup at Hart Energy's 11th( )annual A&D Strategies and Opportunities conference and workshop, Sept. 5-6, at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas. On Sept. 6, closing keynote Gingrich will provide an insider's perspective on the role energy and energy companies can play in the upcoming presidential election. Gingrich will be joined by Scott Noble, president and CEO of Noble...

2012-08-30 14:23:44

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following are remarks as prepared for delivery by the Hon. Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and wife Callista Gingrich, at the 2012 Republican National Convention: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111130/DC14659LOGO) Callista: Thank you for that warm welcome. What a wonderful tribute to President Reagan and the spirit of the American people. Newt: It's fantastic to see so many...

2012-07-31 06:24:49

-- 'Model Agreements' Released by Treasury Make Problems Worse -- WASHINGTON, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Global Strategic Communications Group: A letter by four U.S. Senators to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner demanding details of plans to impose sweeping new mandates on American financial firms is the "first nail in the coffin of a bad law," comments James George Jatras, a Washington-based legislative specialist and expert in...

2012-07-31 02:25:42

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Thumbtack.com and the George Washington University released a survey of 5,689 small businesses regarding Republican candidate Mitt Romney's running mate selection. In a joint effort by Thumbtack.com and GW Professor David Rehr in the Graduate School of Political Management, "The Thumbtack.com - George Washington University Vice Presidential Poll" provides a glimpse into whom the nation's entrepreneurs would like to see Mitt Romney choose as his...

2012-07-19 02:24:41

Keynote Speaker U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Featuring Chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council Christopher Kojm, and CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer WASHINGTON, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 24, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in cooperation with the Council on Foreign Relations and CNN, will present a symposium exploring the challenges of preventing genocide in the 21st Century. The symposium will be webcast live at...

2012-07-11 10:21:55

NEW YORK, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, today announced that Neill Coleman has been appointed Vice President, Global Communications (VPGC), effective August 13. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120419/DC90109LOGO ) Coleman comes to The Rockefeller Foundation from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development where he serves as Chief External Affairs Officer. Coleman will report to Dr. Rodin and...

2012-07-10 06:25:55

Themes of earned income and cultural equity among 2012 NYC Cultural Innovation Fund Competition Winners NEW YORK, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today The Rockefeller Foundation's President Dr. Judith Rodin announced the 16 winners of the Foundation's 2012 New York City Cultural Innovation Fund competition - and with it nearly $3 million in grants to support local New York City art and artists. Each of these 16 New York City-based organizations will receive a two-year grant of...