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Noah Krieger Memorial Lecture
Former Presidential Candidate Howard Dean To Speak Sept. 9
Howard Dean, the former Democratic presidential contender and Vermont governor, will speak on “The Long-Term Implications of the 2004 Presidential Election” when he delivers the 2004 Noah Krieger Memorial Lecture Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. The lecture is free and open to the public.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Howard Dean, the former Democratic presidential contender and Vermont governor, will give the 2004 Noah Krieger Memorial Lecture Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at 4 p.m. in Room 101 of the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green.
Dean will discuss “The Long-Term Implications of the 2004 Presidential Election.” This event is free and open to the public.
Dean entered politics as a volunteer for President Jimmy Carter’s unsuccessful bid for re-election in 1980. In 1982, he was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives, eventually rising to assistant minority leader. In 1986, he was elected lieutenant governor of Vermont and won re-election to that office twice before he assumed the governorship in 1991 upon the sudden death of Republican Gov. Richard Snelling.
As governor, Dean expanded health care, conservation efforts and education resources. He also is credited with reducing the state deficit and unemployment. In 2002, he chose not to seek re-election as governor, directing his full attention to securing the 2004 Democratic nomination for president. Following his presidential bid, he launched “Democracy for America,” a political action committee focused on electing “fiscally conservative, socially progressive candidates at all levels of government.”
Dean graduated from Yale in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and received his medical training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.
The Krieger Lecture
Noah Krieger was an outstanding Brown student who earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa and a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude. His academic interests were focused on positive social change and included economics, political science and public policy. When he died tragically soon after graduating from Brown in 1993, the Krieger family established a program at the University’s Taubman Center to honor his life and celebrate his memory.
The program annually awards a prize to an outstanding member of the Center’s graduating class and presents yearly lectures by prominent individuals in public service. Past lecturers have included Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, former U.S. Sen. Carol Mosely Braun of Illinois, former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt, former U.S. Sen. Paul Simon of Illinois, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York and U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia.
For more information, visit www.brown.edu/Departments/Taubman_Center or call the Taubman Center at (401) 863-2201.