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“Divided Government: Bipartisan Dysfunction, Bipartisan Solutions”

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“Divided Government: Bipartisan Dysfunction, Bipartisan Solutions”

Former Ambassador Tim Roemer (D-IN) & former Congressman Zach Wamp (R-TN), Co-chairs of Issue One's ReFormers Caucus in a bipartisan discussion, moderated by Prof. Charles Wheelan.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Room 003, Rockefeller Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

In collaboration with Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus

Join the Co-chairs of Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus – former Ambassador Tim Roemer (D-IN) and former Congressman Zach Wamp (R-TN) – for a bipartisan discussion about the most serious threats to our system of government, and the solutions to our country’s political dysfunction.

Panelist Bios:

Zach Wamp served in the House of Representatives for more than 15 years, representing Tennessee’s 3rd District. He was a senior member on the House Appropriations Committee and co-chair of the House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus. He also founded the Congressional Fitness Caucus. He is now the president and owner of Zach Wamp Consulting, a bipartisan consulting and development firm for a wide range of businesses across the country. Prior to serving in elected office, he worked as a small businessman and a commercial real estate broker.

Tim Roemer served six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives for Indiana’s third congressional district, and was an instrumental member of the of 9/11 Commission after the attacks on September 11, 2001. In Congress, he was known as a consensus-builder and worked diligently to represent the people of Indiana, and to improve access, standards and achievement in the American education system through his leadership on initiatives such as Head Start, AmeriCorps, and affordable higher education proposals. As Ambassador to India, Tim led one of America’s largest diplomatic missions, and helped move India from America’s 25th-largest trading partner to 12th and expanded the country’s commercial sales in defense and space industries.

Moderator Bio:

Charles Wheelan is Senior Lecturer and Policy Fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center. He is also affiliated with the Department of Economics and the Department of Education. In addition to his work at Dartmouth, he has spent time as a speechwriter, a correspondent for The Economist, and a Congressional candidate and in other policy-related positions that inform my academic work. His goal is to make important academic ideas understandable to the broadest possible audience and to use these powerful ideas to address real social challenges.


For more information, contact:
Joanne Needham

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