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JMU to host renowned philanthropist David Rubenstein

by Caitlyn Read


James Madison University President Jonathan R. Alger will host David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, for a Madison Vision Series event on campus on Sept.17, which is Constitution Day.

In the spirit of Constitution Day, Rubenstein will speak with the audience about the legacy of James Madison, known as the Father of the Constitution. The conversation will also reflect on the role of engaged citizens today and the connection between James Madison and the institution that bears his name.

Rubenstein is a nationally renowned patriotic philanthropist and has been at the forefront nationally in focusing on the preservation of the heritage of our founding period, and in helping all of us to understand its continuing relevance today. Rubenstein served as deputy assistant to the president for domestic policy in the Carter administration and serves as chairman of the boards of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Smithsonian Institution and Council on Foreign Relations. Rubenstein is an original signer of The Giving Pledge and a recipient of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. Parking is available in the Warsaw Avenue Parking Deck. The event is presented by the Office of the President, in conjunction with the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement.

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Published: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2020

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