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Former Pakistan President Musharraf Kicks Off Pittsburgh Speakers Series 

Pittsburgh – Pervez Musharraf, former president of Pakistan, will lead off the 2009-10 season of the Robert Morris University Pittsburgh Speakers Series on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Heinz Hall in downtown Pittsburgh.

Now in its eighth season, the Pittsburgh Speakers Series features seven evening lectures at Heinz Hall from September through April. The distinguished speakers share their unique experiences and perspectives on world affairs, politics, history, the environment, business, and the arts. Spirited question and answer sessions follow each lecture.

All lectures start at 8 p.m. The other speakers this season are:
• Jean-Michel Cousteau, underwater explorer and son of the late Jacques Cousteau, Oct. 14
• Former First Lady Laura Bush, Nov. 23
• Robert Reich, former secretary of labor under President Clinton, Jan. 13
• Actress and humanitarian Mia Farrow, Feb. 10
• David Brooks, political commentator and columnist for The New York Times, April 7
• Greg Mortenson, author of the best-selling “Three Cups of Tea” and founder of the Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace, April 28.

For information about tickets, click here.

To listen to an interview with Musharraf on WQED-FM, the program's media sponsor, click here. You can also listen to RMU President Gregory G. Dell'Omo discuss the speakers series, here.