Former VT Governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean to speak, April 13
Howard Dean MD, former governor of Vermont and 2004 presidential candidate, will present a public talk titled, "Obama, The President of a New Generation of Americans" at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13 in room 101, at the Friends Center.
Dean, former Democratic National Committee Chairman, presidential candidate, six term governor and physician, currently works as an independent consultant focusing on the areas of health care, early childhood development, alternative energy and the expansion of grassroots politics around the world. He is founder of Democracy for America, a grassroots political action community. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Progressive Book Club, is a CNBC contributor and is the founder of Democracy for America.
Dean began his career in public service in 1982 when he transitioned from a full-time practicing physician to an elected representative in Vermont. Dean was elected lieutenant-governor of Vermont in 1986 and became governor in 1991 after the death of Governor Richard Snelling. Dean served as governor of Vermont until 2003, and was a Democratic candidate for president in 2004. Dean ended his campaign on 18 February 2004 after finishing third to John Kerry and John Edwards in the Wisconsin primary. In February 2005, he was elected as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, the party's guiding organization.
This event is part of the Christian Johnson Endeavor Leadership Through Mentorship Program and is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. It is free and open to the public.