Wednesday 16 February 2011

Congress to Campus guest speakers

Two former members of the U.S House of Representatives came to speak to students and staff at the event.

This year, the conference featured Bart Gordon (Democrat of Tennessee) and Steven Kuykendall (Republican of California) who spoke on the divided government and party balance in Washington, Congress and the domestic policy agenda and President Obama’s foreign policy, amongst other topics.

David Waller, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, has brought Congress to Campus to The University of Northampton for the past six years.

In association with the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library and the U.S National Association of Former Members of Congress, the School of Social Sciences is delighted to take part in Congress to Campus each year; a popular event with both our students and staff.

Congress to Campus provides us with a valuable insight into U.S politics and the chance for our own members of the University to debate issues directly with the former Congressmen.

David Waller, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences

About the speakers:

Bart Gordon of Tennessee; chair of Tennessee state Democratic Party, 1981-1983; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-ninth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (1985-2011); chair of House Committee on Science and Technology (One Hundred Tenth and One Hundred Eleventh Congresses).

Steven Kuykendall of California; Captain, United States Marine Corps, and served two tours of duty in Vietnam; elected to California state assembly, 1994-1998; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Sixth Congress (1999-2001); served on the Armed Services, the Science and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committees of the House.

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