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Former Members of Congress

W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series


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Congress to Campus: The Value of Healthy Partisanship

Monday, January 22, 2024

5 PM | Tyler Campus Center, Fireside Room

This is a joint event with the Pepperdine School of Public Policy.


Mimi Walters | Former member, US House of Representatives, Republican Party

Alan Lowenthal | Former member, US House of Representatives, Democratic Party

For more than 40 years, Congress to Campus, the flagship program of  Former Members of Congress (FMC), has provided college students with a unique civic education by engaging them in honest dialogue with bipartisan teams of FMC, Congressional staff, and American diplomats. These dialogues bring today’s issues to the forefront and showcase the benefits of healthy partisanship and civility within disagreement. 

Congress to Campus dialogues also provide students with unparalleled insight into careers in public service, including how to run for political office, managing work/life balance on Capitol Hill, and the thrill of debating legislation on the House or Senate floor. Program participants consistently say these sessions gave them a newfound appreciation for the dignity and excitement of public service.



Audio Lecture

January 22, 2024

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