Senator Chuck Hagel, Saturday Night Keynote Speaker at Convention

 

Washington, DC | June 11, 2008 | www.adc.org | The American- Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is pleased to announce Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) will be the keynote speaker on Saturday, June 14, at the ADC Annual National Convention. The Convention will take place June 13-15, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel located at 1000 H Street in Washington, DC.

Senator Hagel will be speaking at 7:30pm at the Saturday night Banquet. Senator Hagel is frequently mentioned by supporters of both Senator Obama (D-IL) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) as a possible Vice Presidential choice. Senator Hagel, a Vietnam veteran, has earned many military honors and decorations including two Purple Hearts. He is also the author of “America: Our next Chapter,”which is a a straightforward examination of the current state of our nation and provides substantial proposals for the challenges of the 21st century.

ADC will present Sentaor Hagel will a “Oustanding Public Service Award” for his more than forty years of dedicated service to the United Stated. Senator Hagel is Nebraska‘s senior US Senator and he is well known for his insights on domestic and foreign policy. He currently a member of four Senate committees: Foreign Relations; Banking; Housing and Urban Affairs; and Intelligence and Rules.

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OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY OF SENATOR CHUCK HAGEL

Chuck Hagel, Nebraska's senior U.S. Senator, is serving his second term in the United States Senate. Senator Hagel's duties include membership on four Senate committees: Foreign Relations; Banking; Housing and Urban Affairs; Intelligence and Rules.

Hagel is the author of America: Our Next Chapter, a straight-forward examination of the current state of our nation and provides substantial proposals for the challenges of the 21st century. Alan Greenspan says, "America: Our Next Chapter should be required reading;" former World Bank President James Wolfensohn declares the book, "a must read." Journalist and author Tom Brokaw states, "this is a book for people who care about their country," and General Colin Powell says that Hagel "writes with insight, expertise, authority, and with the credentials that come from his dedicated service in war and peace."

Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Hagel worked in the private sector as the President of McCarthy & Co., an investment banking firm based in Omaha, Nebraska, and served as Chairman of the Board of American Information Systems (AIS). Before joining McCarthy & Co., Hagel was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Private Sector Council (PSC) in Washington, D.C., Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the 1990 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations (G-7 Summit) and President and Chief Executive Officer of the World USO.

In the mid-1980's, Hagel co-founded VANGUARD Cellular Systems, Inc., a publicly traded corporation. In 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated Hagel to serve as Deputy Administrator of the Veterans Administration, a nomination confirmed by the United States Senate. Hagel also served as Deputy Commissioner General of the