Sen. John Kerry to discuss 'The Rule of Law in World Affairs'

U.S. Sen. John Kerry will present a talk titled "The Rule of Law in World Affairs." Kerry will discuss promoting the rule of law in the Middle East at a time of transition, Iran and the utility of multilateral sanctions, and the role of treaties (New START and Law of the Sea) in keeping Americans safe and America secure.

The lecture will be held Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium on The University of Texas at Austin campus.

The event is sponsored by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the School of Law at The University of Texas at Austin, and the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, under the auspices of the Law School's James A. Baker III Chair in the Rule of Law in World Affairs.

Kerry is serving his fifth term in the Senate representing Massachusetts and is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He also holds senior positions on the Finance, Commerce, and Small Business Committees. Kerry was the Democratic nominee for president in 2004.

No R.S.V.P. or tickets are required; the event is free and open to the public. Seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. The media are welcome to attend; Sen. Kerry will have limited availability for media interviews.