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Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates to Replace Madeleine Albright at President's Leadership Forum

September 20, 2021
​Whitworth University is pleased to announce Secretary of Defense (2006-2011) Robert M. Gates will be the featured speaker at the fall President’s Leadership Forum on Sept. 29, 2021, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. Gates has agreed to replace former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who had to cancel her appearance last week due to circumstances unrelated to any personal illness or local COVID-19 concerns. Registration will remain open until Sept. 24. Read the full press release here​.