Former Bush aide speaking at The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A former aide to President George W. Bush is scheduled to speak at The Citadel.

Michael Gerson is a syndicated columnist and author who is set to speak Thursday evening at the Charleston military college on global development.

Gerson is now senior adviser to ONE, a bipartisan international organization working to end extreme poverty and preventable disease.

Gerson was an assistant to Bush for policy and strategic planning and worked on the president's plan for AIDS relief and malaria initiative.