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Former U.S. Representative Barney Frank: 'The Fight for a Fair Society: Is Pragmatism a Betrayal?'

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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Barney Frank

Former Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) will be on Duke University's campus October 21-26 to share insights on his public service career with hundreds of Duke students, faculty, and staff.

Frank's visit will be made possible by the Samuel & Ronnie Heyman Center for Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions, in collaboration with the Kenan Institute for Ethics and POLIS: Duke's Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service..

In events across the Sanford School of Public Policy, Law School, and Kenan Institute for Ethics, Frank will draw on his experience from his 32 years in Congress and his leadership roles as Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee. Congressman Frank was the House sponsor of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, a sweeping reform of the United States financial industry.

A public lecture, 'The Fight for a Fair Society: Is Pragmatism a Betrayal?', will take place on Tuesday, October 24 at 6;00 p.m. in the Sanford School's Fleishman Commons. Parking will be available for a fee in the Science Drive Garage. Frederick W. Mayer, Associate Dean for Strategy and Engagement at the Sanford School of Public Policy and Director of POLIS, will introduce Congressman Frank.

The lecture will be followed by a reception and signings of his latest book, "Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage."

Contact: Joel Luther