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Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown to Speak

Gordon Brown, who served as prime minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Labour Party from 2007 to 2010, will present a free lecture on “Meeting the Millennium Development Goals” at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa across from the campus of UC San Diego.

Space is limited and reservations are required by emailing John LeJeune at

The lecture is presented by the UC San Diego Center on Global Justice in partnership with the UC San Diego Helen Edison Lecture Series, which is administered by UC San Diego Extension, and the university’s Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.

Brown served as chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 2007. A passionate advocate for global action to ensure education for all, Brown has since the start of 2011 co-led the Global Campaign for Education’s High Level Panel.

Brown has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Edinburgh. He was a member of Parliament since 1983.

In accordance with a major gift from a late philanthropist, the Helen Edison Lecture Series presents ongoing free public lectures on issues that advance humanitarian purposes and objectives. Previous speakers in the series, attended annually by thousands, include former Vice President Al Gore,  Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, double Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof, Nobel Prize in Literature winner Toni Morrison and Hispanic dramatist Luis Valdez, just to name a few.

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