CONTACT AMY PARMELEE
OFFICE OF NEWS&PUBLICATIONS
A bipartisan team of former congressmen will visit UNF for a three-day visit to raise civic awareness among university students. Barber Conable, a Republican from New York, and Ken Hechler, a Democrat from West Virginia, will participate in The Stennis Center for Public Service’s Congress to Campus visit Feb. 10-12.
A public lecture on The Challenge of Global Inequality will be Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Student Life Center, Building 14, Room 1700, on the UNF campus. During their visit, the former congressmen also will interact with students in class and meet with students and faculty. Time is available for media interviews. Contact the Office of News and Publications at (904) 620-2140 to arrange an interview.
Conable was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1965-1985, serving on the Ways and Means Committee for 18 years. He then served as president of the World Bank, retiring from there in 1991. Conable also was a Marine in World War II and the Korean War.
Hechler was a speech writer and research director for the Truman White House, and has written several books. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1959-1977, and then as Secretary of State for West Virginia from 1985-2001. During his military career, Hechler interrogated Hermann Goering, among others, at the end of World War II.
The College to Campus visit is sponsored at UNF by the Political Science and Public Administration Department and the Undergraduate Academic Enrichment Program.
The Stennis Center for Public Service was created by Congress in 1988 to encourage public service leadership in America, especially among young people.
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