The Bully Pulpit Series at the College of Charleston will host a conversation with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota). Klobuchar will meet with faculty, staff, students and the community as part of the College of Charleston’s “Bully Pulpit Series” on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.
The event will take place in the Stern Center Garden located at 71 George St. from 10‐11 a.m. The Garden is located behind the Stern Student Center and can be accessed at approximately 42 Coming St. (The rain location is the Stern Center Ballroom.) This event is free to attend and open to the public. RSVP here. RSVP is for headcount only. This is not a ticketed event.
After graduating magna cum laude from Yale University with her bachelor’s degree, she completed her J.D. at the University of Chicago Law School. Klobuchar was elected Hennepin County (Minneapolis, Minnesota) attorney in 1998 and re-elected in 2002. In 2006 she was elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman from Minnesota to be elected as a U.S. Senator. She won re-election in 2012 and 2018.
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.