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The uncommon has become commonplace in the Clinton School's ongoing lecture series. Today is a good example. There's a doubleheader of speakers -- a creative Chicago philanthropist at noon and, tonight, Afghanistan's ambassador to the United States.

At noon at Sturgis Hall:

Adam Carter, chairman of the Cause & Effect Foundation, spends his summers as a beer vendor at Chicago’s Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Park, where he cheers on his home-town Cubs and White Sox while also raising funds for his off-season humanitarian missions to Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia. A Fulbright Scholar with a master’s degree in international development, Carter distributed more than $10,000 in microcredit loans last year. His work has included providing mosquito nets to combat malaria in Africa, supporting a women’s small business initiative in Senegal and delivering food to hungry children in Brazil.

At 6 p.m. at Sturgis Hall:

As Washington debates future strategy and troop levels for the War in Afghanistan, Ambassador Said Jawad will give a Clinton School lecture about U.S./Afghan relations. Named ambassador to the United States in 2003, Jawad previously served as press secretary, chief of staff and director of the Office of International Relations for President Hamid Karzai following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. During that time, he was heavily involved in the building and rebuilding of the national institutions in Afghanistan, including the national army and ministry of defense.

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