Note: New location for the event. 

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg will meet with faculty, staff, students and the community as part of the College of Charleston’s “Bully Pulpit Series” on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019.

The event will take place at the Willard A. Silcox Physical Education and Health Center located at 20 George St. from 6:25 p.m. to 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:15 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Handicapped-accessible seating is available.

After graduating from Harvard University, Buttigieg attended Pembroke College, Oxford, on a Rhodes Scholarship. From 2009 to 2017 he served as an intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve, attaining the rank of lieutenant and deploying to Afghanistan in 2014. In 2011, Buttigieg was elected mayor of South Bend, Indiana. He won reelection in 2015.

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 halls 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.