Inaugural Harry Reid Public Engagement Lecture to be held April 3

Lecture in Glick Ballrooms to feature former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and former Secretary of State John Kerry

3/15/2018 | By: Staff Report  |

The inaugural Harry Reid Public Engagement Lecture, featuring former Nevada U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be held on April 3 in the Milt Glick Ballrooms of the Joe Crowley Student Union.

The event, which is free and open to the public (though reservations are required, please see link below), begins at 3 p.m., and will discuss bipartisanship and public service.

Last summer, the University announced that in honor of Reid's numerous contributions to the University and the state, the biannual Harry Reid Public Engagement Lecture Series will be hosted by the Department of History, the Core Humanities Program and the Office of the President. The Harry Reid Public Engagement Lecture Series will bring distinguished leaders whose careers in government, public service or community activism demonstrate the contributions of humanities disciplines to public life.

The lecture series is designed to address emerging topics and current events of interest to a broad audience, including students and colleagues at the University, and the community at large.

Doors open at 2 p.m. Seats are not guaranteed, and seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the event.

Reid, throughout more than three decades in the U.S. Senate, played pivotal roles in the crafting of major legislative initiatives in Washington, D.C. He served as Majority Leader of the Senate from 2007-2015.

Kerry, the 2004 Democratic nominee for President, was appointed by President Barack Obama in late 2012 as the nation's 68th Secretary of State, serving until early 2017. A decorated veteran from the Vietnam War, he was a U.S. senator from Massachusetts from 1984-2012.

To make reservations for the event, go to:


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