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Congress to Campus

Hugh Aston Building
07/11/2017 (18:30-20:00)

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Congress to Campus – President Trump’s first year: The presidency, Congress and US politics today

These are turbulent times in American politics. The presidency of Donald Trump is like no other, and the nation currently faces a vast range of challenges from North Korea to climate change to racial tensions. Join Sam Farr (Democrat- California) and Dan Benishek (Republican – Michigan), US Congressional Representatives until 2017, in conversation with DMU Emeritus Professor Philip Davies, sharing their insights on contemporary American politics. The discussion will be open to questions and answers from the audience.   

Join us at 6.30pm for a drinks reception and canapes before the discussion begins at 7pm.  

The event is part of Congress to Campus, a week long schedule of activities and events which provide a  first-hand insight into real life international politics.

Former Congressman Dan Benishek

Dan Benishek is an American physician and politician who was the Republican Party Representative for Michigan's 1st congressional district from 2011 to 2017. During his time in office, Benishek was assigned to two Congressional Committees, one on Natural Resources and the other on Veteran’s Affairs. He has sponsored legislation in relation to both of these matters.

Former Congressman Sam Farr

Sam Farr was a Congressional representative for California from 1993 until his retirement in 2017. Prior to his time in Washington DC, Farr was a member of the Peace Corps and later pursued a local and state political career. In Congress, he undertook a number of leadership positions and was a member of the Congressional Appropriations Committee.

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