Magazine article Security Management

Giuliani to Address Annual Seminar

Magazine article Security Management

Giuliani to Address Annual Seminar

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Former Mayor of New York City Rudolph W. Giuliani will provide the keynote address at the ASIS International 50th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Dallas on Wednesday, September 29. Giuliani was widely praised for his leadership and compassion during the tragic events of 9-11 and has gained the status of an American hero.

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When the day dawned on 9-11, Giuliani had been mayor of New York for eight years. Known for his irascibility, the mayor--while not always personally popular--was respected for his role in drastically lowering the crime rate and increasing city cleanliness and livability. When informed only minutes after the first plane struck the World Trade Center, Giuliani immediately headed out to play a vital role in the emergency response efforts. He also helped in the city's and the nation's long-term healing process.

Giuliani is a native of New York City, born in Brooklyn at the height of World War II to an Italian working-class family. In 1961, he matriculated at Manhattan College in the Bronx, earned his undergraduate degree, then went on to New York University Law School, graduating magna cum laude.

In 1970, Giuliani went to work for the Office of the U.S. Attorney. In the years that followed, he rose in rank from chief of the office's narcotics unit to executive U.S. attorney. He left his home city for two years in the mid-1970s, relocating to Washington, D.C., to serve as associate deputy attorney general and chief of staff to the deputy attorney general. …

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