Friday, May 20, 2005
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies
Reception to follow

Robert T. Coonrod * ROBERT T. COONROD was the longest serving president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), serving from 1997 to 2004. Prior to joining the CPB in 1994, Coonrod worked in the Foreign Service for more than 25 years. He was deputy managing editor of the Voice of America, and, while with the United States Information Agency’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, was manager of global educational exchange programs. He graduated from LaSalle Institute in Troy, New York, Fordham University, and attended Albany Law School. Coonrod currently serves as senior counselor to Policy Impact Strategic Communications Inc., a Washington, D.C. public relations and government affairs firm.
JOE JUNEAU ’91, former Rensselaer ice hockey standout and aeronautical engineering major, retired in 2004 after 12 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). Juneau started his NHL career with the Boston Bruins in 1992 and retired with the Montreal Canadiens last year. He led the Canadian national ice hockey team to a silver medal in the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics. Juneau has started a new career as a partner with Harfan Technologies, an engineering technology company based in Juneau’s hometown of Pont-Rouge, Quebec, Canada, and in Frederick, Maryland. Harfan Technologies develops infrastructure asset management solutions for the private and public sector. * Joe Juneau ’91
Paul A. Volcker * PAUL A. VOLCKER was chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1979 to 1987, after serving for four years as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He worked in the federal government for almost 30 years, serving in office under five presidents — John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. Educated at Princeton, Harvard, and the London School of Economics, he is professor emeritus of international economic policy at Princeton University. Former North American chairman of the Trilateral Commission, he is presiding chairman of a special committee investigating the Oil-for-Food Program of the United Nations.


The Rensselaer community is invited.