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March 17: Media Advisory: Former Intel CEO Craig R. Barrett and Former Ambassador To Finland Barbara M. Barrett to Speak at Carnegie Mellon


Shilo Raube            

Ken Walters

Media Advisory:
Former Intel CEO Craig R. Barrett and Former Ambassador
To Finland Barbara M. Barrett to Speak at Carnegie Mellon

craigbarrettEvent: Former Intel Corporation CEO and Chairman of the Board Craig R. Barrett and former U.S. Ambassador to Finland Barbara M. Barrett will speak at Carnegie Mellon University. Their discussion, moderated by Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon, will be on "Globalization: Two Perspectives from the Private Sector."

Craig Barrett, who retired from Intel in May 2009, first joined the company in 1974 as technology development manager. He became chief executive officer in 1998 and chairman of the board in 2005. President Barack Obama recently recognized him as a leading advocate for improving education and using technology to raise social and economic standards globally by appointing him to the board of a U.S. initiative on education in science, technology, engineering and math.

Craig Barrett previously served as chairman of the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development, which works to bring computers and other technology to developing countries. His many current affiliations include Achieve Inc., the National Forest Foundation, the Science Foundation of Arizona, Dossia and the Irish Technology Leadership Group.

barbarabarrettBarbara Barrett served as U.S. Ambassador to Finland from 2008-2009 and is currently the president and CEO of Triple Creek Guest Ranch in Darby, Mont., ranked one of the best hotels and resorts in the world. Prior to her appointment as U.S. Ambassador to Finland, she served on the corporate boards of Raytheon, Exponent and the Mayo Clinic, and was a trustee of the Aerospace Corporation and chair of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Currently, she serves on several boards, including the Pentagon's Defense Business Board and the boards for RAND and the Smithsonian. She also is secretary of the Space Foundation and co-chairs a United States Diplomacy Center effort.

Earlier in her career, Barbara Barrett was a senior advisor to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, taught leadership at Harvard's Institute of Politics, and served as the deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration and vice chair of the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board. An instrument rated pilot, Barbara Barrett has flown internationally in civilian and military aircraft and became certified in 2009 as an astronaut for space flight on the Soyuz TMA-16 launch to the International Space Station.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the International Relations and Politics Program, the Heinz College, the College of Engineering and the School of Computer Science.

When: 4:45 p.m., Monday, March 22

Where: Rashid Auditorium, Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies, Carnegie Mellon University