Admission is free on Feb. 22 for George Washington’s birthday. Admission tickets will be distributed on-site upon arrival.

Please join the the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington for a conversation with Congressman Alan Lowenthal and Professor David Sloane, followed by a panel discussion on gerrymandering issues and solutions on Thursday, October 18, 2018. A reception will follow the discussion. Complimentary valet parking will also be available.

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Date and Time

Cost

Free

Location

David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall
Fred W. Smith National Library
3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy.
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Drawing Lines, Dividing Democracy

Join the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington for the annual George Washington Leadership Lecture. Established through a generous gift by Maribeth Borthwick '73, who also serves as the Vice Regent for California of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, this annual lecture explores the Father of Our Country's lifelong accomplishments, providing a better understanding of him as a man, as well as his remarkable leadership, professional achievements and lasting legacy.

In George Washington’s Farewell Address in 1796, he warned of the inherent dangers that threatened to destroy the Union: regionalism, partisanship, and foreign entanglements. These issues have deep roots in our nation’s early years and remain critical today. This fall, our annual lecture will consider the adverse impacts of gerrymandering on the health and vitality of our nation and will feature a conversation with Congressman Alan Lowenthal and Professor David Sloane, followed by a panel discussion exploring gerrymandering issues and solutions.

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Program Schedule

6:45-6:50 pm Welcome by Mrs. Sarah Miller Coulson, Regent, Mount Vernon Ladies' Association and Dr. Doug Bradburn, President & CEO, George Washington's Mount Vernon
6:50-6:55 pm Welcome/Introductions by Dean Jack Knott
6:55-7:05 pm George Washington Historical Context by Dr. Kevin Butterfield, Executive Director
7:05-7:35 pm Conversation: Congressman Alan Lowenthal and Professor David Sloane
7:35-7:40 pm Introduction of Ann Compton by Dr. Kevin Butterfield, Executive Director
7:40-8:10 pm Panel Discussion: Gerrymandering Issues and Solutions

Moderator
Ann Compton, Former White House Correspondent for ABC News

Panelists
David Daley, Senior Fellow, FairVote
John Avlon, Senior Politcal Analyst, CNN, Former Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Beast
8:10-8:20 pm Audience Q&A
8:20-8:25 pm Closing Remarks by Dr. Kevin Butterfield, Executive Director
8:25-9:00 pm Reception

Featured Speakers

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47)

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47)

Third term member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing California's 47th District

David Sloane

David Sloane

Professor, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Ann Compton-Moderator

Ann Compton-Moderator

Former White House Correspondent for ABC News

David Daley

David Daley

Senior Fellow, FairVote

John Avlon

John Avlon

Senior Political Analyst, CNN, Former Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Beast

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