Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to Address National Press Club as 9/11 10th Anniversary Approaches

Aug 09, 2011, 15:49 ET from National Press Club

Giuliani to assess U.S. security in 10 years since terrorist attacks, Sept. 6

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will assess the state of U.S. security in the 10 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon, Sept. 6.

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Giuliani, a two-term Republican mayor of New York City, received widespread praise and international recognition for his leadership following with attacks September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center. Time Magazine named Giuliani its "Person of the Year" in December 2001, and Britain's Queen Elizabeth granted him an honorary knighthood.

During his tenure as mayor, the former federal prosecutor and U.S. Attorney is credited with reducing crime in the city and instituting quality-of-life improvements by cracking down on panhandling, graffiti and drug possession.

After leaving office, Giuliani founded and leads Giuliani Partners, a security consulting firm. In 2007, he contended for the Republican Party nomination for the 2008 presidential election, but withdrew after a poor showing in early caucuses and primaries.

The Sept. 5 National Press Club luncheon begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. Remarks by Giuliani begin at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. Advance reservations should be made through (202) 662-7501 or reservations@press.org. Cost of luncheon admission is $18 for National Press Club members, $29 for their guests, and $36 for the general public. Tickets must be purchased at time of reservation.

National Press Club Luncheons are webcast live on press.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NPCLunch, or on Facebook at (facebook.com/PressClubDC) and Twitter (@PressClubDC). Submit questions for speakers in advance and during the live event by sending them to @QNPCLunch on Twitter. Or email a question in advance, type GIULIANI in the subject line and send to president@press.org before 10 a.m. on Sept. 6.

The Press Club is on the 13th floor, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Credentialed press may cover this event.

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