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MIT welcomes British foreign secretary to campus this week

David Miliband SM ’90 to deliver Compton Lecture on Wednesday
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband will deliver the March 2010 Karl Taylor Compton Lecture.
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband will deliver the March 2010 Karl Taylor Compton Lecture.

MIT welcomes British Foreign Secretary David Miliband to campus this week to deliver the March 2010 Karl Taylor Compton Lecture.

Miliband, who received a master of science in political science from MIT in 1990, will present a talk titled “The War in Afghanistan: How to End It” at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Kresge Auditorium. MIT President Susan Hockfield will introduce Miliband, and the program will include a brief question and answer period. The lecture is free and open to the MIT community; no tickets are required. Video of Miliband's remarks will be available at

Arrival procedures

Entry to Kresge Auditorium will begin at 3 p.m. from the doors on Kresge Oval only. Please note that metal detectors will be in use and that lecture attendees are permitted to carry one small personal item (such as a purse or briefcase) into the auditorium; no backpacks or laptop computers will be permitted. The U.S. Department of State reserves the right to inspect personal items on a case-by-case basis.

The Karl Taylor Compton lecture series is sponsored by the MIT president in conjunction with the Office of the Provost. The lecture series, named in honor of Karl Taylor Compton, MIT’s ninth president, began in 1957 and aims to give the MIT community direct contact with the important ideas of our times and with people who have contributed much to modern thought. For more information, please visit the Compton Lecture Series web site.

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