Mar 20 – Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft

March 20, 2013
16:30 to 18:00
Wharton | Philadelphia

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013. The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Ground Floor Auditorium, G06, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Join Wharton IGEL for the Keynote Address delivered by Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft: “A Discussion about the Nexus of Food, Water, and Energy and its Impact on Economic Growth”. Please REGISTER HERE for this event.

About the Speaker
U.S. Attorney General. Governor of Missouri. U.S. Senator. John Ashcroft, the Chairman of the Ashcroft Group, has been leading Americans for over 30 years in public and private service. In 2005, Mr. Ashcroft established The Ashcroft Group, LLC to help domestic and international corporations apply the leadership principles, sound judgment, and high goals he embraced during his over three decades of public service to the business world. As Attorney General, Mr. Ashcroft led the U.S. Department of Justice through the transformational period after the September 11, 2001 attacks, reorganizing the Department to focus on its number one priority: preventing terrorism. The tough antiterrorism campaign he directed helped keep America safe throughout his tenure and resulted in the dismantling of terrorist cells across America and the disruption of over 150 terrorist plots worldwide. Within two months of the attacks, and with financial markets still reeling, the unprecedented corporate scandals at ENRON, WorldCom and dozens more unfolded, further destabilizing the basis of our economy. John Ashcroft was called on to restore America’s faith in the integrity of our marketplace. He marshaled the resources of the federal government to bring to justice those guilty of massive corporate fraud. At all times, he demanded that cases be brought swiftly, with appropriate serious penalties; always taking into account the best interests of the employees and shareholders whose lives were most directly affected. As the Justice Departments’ CEO, Mr. Ashcroft led the world’s largest and best international law firm and law enforcement agency — an organization larger than most Fortune 500 companies with over 122,000 employees. Mr. Ashcroft integrated strategic planning, budgeting and performance measures, which resulted in the DOJ earning a clean audit for the first time its history. John Ashcroft serves as Advisory Board Chairman to Rubicon Global, North America’s leading provider of sustainable waste and recycling solutions. Rubicon Global provides comprehensive waste stream solutions that allow companies to reduce operating expenses, implement recycling programs and reduce cost through waste and recycling initiatives. He was raised in Springfield, Missouri, received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago.