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Senator Tim Kaine
Join us for a discussion with United States Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), who will share his experience on topics like foreign policy priorities and the presidential election. A former Governor of Virginia and Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Kaine has served in the Senate since 2013. he is the Ranking Member of the Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee and the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development. Dr. Richard Eichenberg, Professor of Political Science, will facilitate the discussion, and light refreshments will be served. Register online here: http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/events/
Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: David Gregory
Join us for an engaging conversation with David Gregory, former moderator of NBC's Meet the Press and, most recently, author of How's Your Faith?: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey. A leading figure in American journalism, Gregory previously anchored MSNBC's Race for the White House during the historic 2008 presidential campaign, and served as NBC's Chief White House Correspondent during the presidency of George W. Bush. Pulling from both his personal and professional experiences, Gregory will offer unique insights on media and politics in American culture. Register at activecitizen.tufts.edu/speakers/
Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series and 4th Annual Alan D. Solomont Lecture on Citizenship & Public Service
The Tisch College 4th Annual Alan D. Solomont lecture series is proud to host Congressman John Lewis, U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th District. Lewis was a leading figure in the Civil Rights Movement who marched alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., and has dedicated his life to public service and social justice. The Congressman will share his experiences, from protests to politics, with the Tufts community and discuss many of the pressing issues facing our communities.
Tisch Distinguished Speaker Series: How to Win Elections
Join Tisch College for an election-year discussion with two of the nation's top political strategists: Beth Myers, A79 and David Axelrod. Both veterans of over 30 years in American politics, Myers and Axelrod have served as strategists in countless political campaigns on the local, state, and national level. Most recently they faced off on politics' biggest stage: Myers served as the senior strategist for Governor Mitt Romney's 2008 and 2012 presidential bids, while Axelrod served as senior strategist for President Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and 2012 reelection. Together, Myers and Axelrod will share their firsthand experiences and unique perspectives on politics and public service.
The Department of Political Science presents a Frank C. Colcord event. Former Democratic Missouri State Senator Jeffrey Smith and Professor at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at the New School will talk about his new book Mr. Smith Goes to Prison and his prescriptions on how to fix America's prison system. Pizza will be served.
The Department of Political Science presents a Frank C. Colcord event. Ely Kahn, Cofounder and VP of business development at Sqrrl and former Director of Cybersecurity at the National Security Council from 2009-2010 will speak on the future of cybersecurity policy for the United States, especially in light of the increasingly large data breaches at both corporations and the government. Pizza will be served.
The Department of Political Science and the
Office of The President present the 2015 Constitution Day: How the Constitution Shapes
the American Safety Net: One Family's Struggle
As a social policy scholar, Andrea Campbell thought she knew a lot about social assistance programs. As a political scientist she thought she knew a lot about the Constitution and federalism too. But when a car accident left her sister-in-law a quadriplegic dependent on Medicaid, Campbell got a real education in the safety net and the huge variation across states the American governmental system allows. Join her to hear how the Constitution affects every one of us. Food will be provided.
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