Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will participate in a town hall meeting with faculty, staff, students and the community as part of the College of Charleston’s “Bully Pulpit Series” on Oct. 22, 2015.
The town hall will be held in the Stern Center Ballroom beginning at 3:45 p.m. Doors open at 3:15 p.m., and the event is free and open to the public.
Following his brief remarks, O’Malley will answer audience questions. A meet-and-greet reception will be held immediately following the event.
O’Malley was governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015. Prior to being elected governor, he served as mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007 and was a Baltimore City Councilor from 1991 to 1999.
He served as the Chair of the Democratic Governors Association from 2011 to 2013, while serving as governor of Maryland. Following his departure from public office in early 2015, he was appointed to Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School as a visiting professor focusing on government, business and urban issues.
The mission of the Bully Pulpit Series is to encourage and facilitate political participation throughout the College of Charleston community by providing a platform for dialogue with our nation’s leaders. At its core, the series engages today’s youth by meeting students where they are – in the classroom, outside their residence hall and through their social networks – to create curious, informed and engaged individuals who are ready and able to engender political and social change.
As an effort of the College of Charleston Department of Communication and Department of Political Science, the Bully Pulpit Series gives young voters the opportunity to become involved in the political process as well as the issues that affect their communities. Originally created in 2008 to highlight the communication powers of the political pulpit, the mission of the series has expanded as a result of increased student and community interest and engagement.