Kate James, chief communications officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and former senior VP/global communications at Citibank, will keynote the Institute of PR’s annual distinguished lecture & awards dinner Nov. 21 at New York City's Yale Club.

Her topic will be "The Business of Changing the World."

Bjorn Edlund will receive the group’s Alexander Hamilton Medal award for contributions to PR. He is former executive VP at Royal Dutch Shell and non-executive chairman at Edelman/Europe.

Tickets go for $500. Information is at http://www.instituteforpr.org/events/distinguished/.