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We are excited to welcome Senator Tom Daschle as our keynote speaker for the second annual Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Lecture! If you can't make it over to the auditorium at the Gatton B&E building, you can join us via live stream when the event starts at 4 pm.


What is the Ford Lecture?

This signature lecture series began in the fall of 2015, featuring celebrated author and editor Jon Meacham. His talk was the culmination of a days' worth of speakers comemorating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Senator Wendell H. Ford, for whom the lecture is named, was an exemplary public servant, especially to the Commonwealth. His legacy lives on through this lecture series bearing not only his name, but continuing to further his spirit of service. 


Who is Senator Tom Daschle?

Senator Daschle has served the American people through collaboration across the aisle. His message will speak to the dysfunction we see today in a polarized political climate. Check out Dr. Zimmer's op-ed in the Herald-Leader to learn more about Senator Daschle. We can't wait to hear what he has to say, and we hope you will join us!