Harry Reid Public Engagement Lecture Series

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In front of an audience tallied at more than 850, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and former Secretary of State and former Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee John Kerry appeared together as part of the inaugural Harry Reid Public Engagement Lecture Series. The lecture, moderated by University Associate Professor of History Hugh Shapiro, was held from 3-5 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, in the Milt Glick Ballrooms in the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

The topic for Reid and Kerry's talk was "Bipartisanship and Public Service."

"Senator Reid's personal and professional story has many amazing threads to it," University President Marc Johnson said in his introductory remarks. "One of the most important for Nevadans is that of the value of public service. This was a young man who rose from the most humble of origins in Searchlight, Nevada, to the highest corridors of power in Washington, D.C. This was a man who has spent his life helping all Nevadans, and our country, realize its greatest potential.

Read more about the event at Nevada Today.

About the Series

In honor of Senator Harry Reid's numerous contributions to the University and the state, a biennial, university-wide Harry Reid Public Engagement Lecture Series will be hosted jointly by the Department of History, Core Humanities Program, and the Office of the President at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Harry Reid Public Engagement Lecture Series is designed to bring distinguished leaders whose careers in government, public service, or community activism demonstrate the contribution of humanities disciplines to public life. This lecture series is designed to address emerging topics and current events of interest to a broad audience, including students and colleagues at the University of Nevada, Reno and the community at large.