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Left, Right, and Forward: The Future of Both Political Parties

Date: 7:00pm PST February 12 Location: Agnes Flanagan Chapel

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Agnes Flanagan Chapel

President Barry Glassner and the Associated Students of Lewis & Clark invite you to

Left, Right, and Forward: The Future of Both Political Parties
An evening with former U.S. Representative Harold Ford Jr. and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Agnes Flanagan Chapel • Doors at 6:30pm and Program at 7:00pm


Advance general admission tickets are FREE for Lewis & Clark students, faculty, and staff with valid L&C ID (limit 1 per person). Tickets are available from Student Activities (Templeton 110); Monday through Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Starting Wednesday, February 5, a limited number of tickets for the general public are available in advance for $25 each (credit card only). Please call Student Activities at 503-768-7122 to order your tickets.

Due to limited capacity in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel, a simulcast of Left, Right & Forward: The Future of Both Political Parties will be available in the Council Chamber in the Templeton Campus Center. Tickets are not required for the simulcast.


As prominent leaders representing both sides of the political spectrum, former U.S. Representative Harold Ford, Jr. and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele engage audiences in the most hot-button issues facing every American: stability in the Middle East, domestic security, energy policy, health care and education reform, military transformation, the economy, and the future of the two major political parties.

Harold Ford, Jr. is a former 5 term congressman from Tennessee, Harold Ford, Jr. is a moderate Democrat once described by President Bill Clinton as the “walking, living embodiment of where America ought to go in the 21st century.” Since Congress, he has remained involved in public debates about the shaping of health, energy, tax, and education policy through his work as chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC); his commentating on NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC; and his teaching at both Vanderbilt and NYU. Ford, who holds a law degree from the University of Michigan and a BA in History from Penn, strongly believes that America’s best days are in front of us if “the U.S. understands and learns from our history better, embraces change and tackles our challenges with a more global view.”

Michael Steele earned his place in Maryland’s history when he became the first African American to be elected to statewide office. Steele’s first major national exposure came during an appearance at the 2004 Republican National Convention. The former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Steele is now a founding partner at the strategic communication firm Purple Nation Solutions and a political analyst on MSNBC.

Presented by the Office of the President and the Associated Students of Lewis & Clark with support from the Dean of Students, Campus Activities Board, Student Activities, and Campus Living.

Arrangements for the appearance of Harold Ford, Jr. and Michael Steele made through Greater Talent Network, Inc., New York, NY.

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Student Activities
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503-768-7122
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