The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

"Democracy at the Local Level" with Brian Walsh '65 on Friday 4/27 at 4:30 PM

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Do you ever wonder what actually motivates and influences politicians? Most political decisions today happen in exclusive meetings, behind closed doors, leaving those who stand to be affected wondering what the real motivations were. Is policy-making a political chess match between rival parties, or is it public servants attempting to serve their constituents how they see most beneficial?

Brian Walsh, former Chairman of the Board of Selectman in Hanover, has more than 25 years of experience in public service, and intends to speak to what he learned in office and what motivates decision-making. From his experience, he will analyze the past, as well as ponder the civic future of the nation and the state.

In his business career, Brian Walsh was the founder and original CEO of three technology start-ups, including Fujifilm Dimatix (originally Spectra, Inc.) of Lebanon, NH. Currently, he is a Director of Americans for Campaign Reform and the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies. Walsh has an AB (1965) and BEng (1966) from Dartmouth College and an MS (1968) in Urban Planning from Columbia University.

Please join us for Brian Walsh’s talk, “Democracy at the Local Level: 25 Years of Lessons and Some Questions,” at Rockefeller 003 at 4:30 pm, April 27, 2012.

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