Clinton, Bush to Appear Together During 2010 AJU Lecture Series

Two former presidents will share the stage when American Jewish University’s (AJU) Public Lecture Series returns in early 2010. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are scheduled to appear together at Universal’s Gibson Amphitheatre on Feb. 22, the university announced Monday.

Clinton has made several appearances during the series’ history, and in 2004 he spoke with Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kansas), former Senate Majority Leader and GOP challenger to Clinton during the 1996 presidential election. The Feb. 22 event will mark President Bush’s first appearance with the high-profile lecture series, which is organized through the AJU’s Department of Continuing Education.

Past political speakers at the AJU series have included Vice President Al Gore; Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright, Henry Kissinger and Colin Powell; White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove; White House Press Secretaries Ari Fleisher and Dee Dee Meyers; Israeli Prime Ministers Ehud Barak and Shimon Peres; and U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Tickets for the Feb. 22 Clinton-Bush event go on sale Nov. 5, with prices ranging from $75 to $125.

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To read a background article about the AJU lecture series, from 2001, click