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02 November 2016 - 02 November 2016

The American Presidential Campaign: Yearning to be Independent

  • Rhodes House
  • 5:30pm-7:00pm
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During this informal talk, Senator Larry Pressler will share his views on the current USA Presidential Campaign, the ever-increasing importance of ethics in modern day, international corporations and will share reflections on leadership in politics and business. Former United States Senator Larry Pressler lives in Washington, D.C. and is a lawyer, speaker, and writer. He is dedicating much of his life to finding ways to save our democracy and has recently published a book entitled Senator Pressler: An Independent Mission to Save Our Democracy. He served in the US Senate for 18 years (3 terms). While in the US Senate, he served as Chairman of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committees and was also an active member of the Foreign Relations Committee. He was the first Vietnam veteran elected to the US Senate. He was the principle author of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. He was also author of the “Pressler Amendment,” which limited foreign countries from using USA to develop nuclear weaponry. Prior to his election to the US Senate, Larry Pressler served two terms as a member of the US House of Representatives from 1975-1979. He is a Rhodes Scholar and a graduate of the Harvard Law School (Class of 1971). He was an announced candidate for the presidency in 1980 and drew national fame and praise for flatly turning down a bribe on tape in the ABSCAM scandal. In 2014 and 2015, Senator Pressler was a member of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission. He is also on the Jericho Project’s Veteran Homeless Advisory Council in New York City, which has recently opened two homeless facilities for veterans. Senator Pressler was a member of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Stock and of Infosys Technologies, LTD in Bangalore, India. Senator Pressler has taught/lectured at over twenty universities, including Harvard and UCLA. He was a Fulbright professor in both Italy and Science Po in Paris, France. Senator Pressler has been making regular news appearances while campaigning for Hillary Clinton and was recently quoted by Mrs Clinton regarding his views on religious liberty.

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