NJ Gov. Christie to speak May 20 at Princeton University

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will deliver a policy address at 5:45 p.m. Friday, May 20, in McCosh Hall, Room 50, on the Princeton University campus. The talk is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entry. The address is sponsored by Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Center for Economic Policy Studies.

Christie is the 55th governor of New Jersey and was elected in November 2009. Prior to becoming governor he served as U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey from 2002-08. Time Magazine recently named Christie one of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2011.

[**MEDIA interested in attending this event must contact Jesse Jacobs by noon Thursday, May 19, by e-mailing jj7@princeton.edu. Media who do not register in advance will not be able to access the event. Please note that due to limited space inside McCosh Hall, only one broadcast camera will be permitted. Broadcast media interested in providing the pool camera for this event must e-mail jj7@princeton.edu as soon as possible.**]

Tickets for the lecture will be available to all Princeton University students, faculty and staff on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at noon on Monday, May 9, at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office. Ticketing will continue from noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, while supplies last. The ticket office will issue one ticket per Princeton University TigerCard ID, and individuals may bring up to two TigerCard IDs.

Tickets for the general public will be available from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 16, at the Richardson Auditorium Ticket Office in Alexander Hall. After May 16, public ticket distribution will continue, while supplies last, from noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office. A government-issued photo ID is required to obtain a ticket, with a maximum of two tickets per person.

Ticketholders must be seated by 5:30 p.m., at which point seating will be opened to individuals in a wait line. For security reasons, no umbrellas, backpacks or flash photography will be allowed inside the venue.

The talk will be simulcast in McCosh Hall, Rooms 60, 62, 64 and 66. No tickets are required for the simulcast, and the viewing is open to the public; food and drinks are prohibited.

The event will also be webcast live at http://www.princeton.edu/webmedia and archived online for later viewing on the Woodrow Wilson School’s Webmedia site -- http://wws.princeton.edu/webmedia.