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March 5, 2003


Former Congressmen To Share Insights on Legislative Processes With Emory University Students and Community

ATLANTA -- Former Congressmen Andy Jacobs (D-IN) and Steve Kuykendall (R-CA) will visit the Emory University campus on March 18-19 to teach classes, hold colloquia and meet with community groups. The bipartisan team was chosen as part of the national Congress to Campus program to provide insight into how Congress and the government really works and spread the message about the importance of bipartisan cooperation and public service.

The experienced legislators bring a wealth of knowledge about the processes of the U.S. democratic institutions and how they function. Since current sitting Members of Congress seldom have time to visit campuses for extended amount of time, former Members of Congress have the opportunities to exchange dialogue in structured and unstructured environments.

"This program will let students see Congress from the inside," says Joshua Bornstein, legislative analyst for the Office of Governmental & Community Affairs, Emory University. "Former Members of Congress are invited because they can answer questions frankly and without fear of political consequence. They have extensive experience and know the ins and outs of the American political system."

Jacobs and Kuykendall will participate in both closed and public events with Emory faculty, graduate students, student leaders and citizens in the community. Events open to the public include sessions on student issues in Congress, positive and negative political campaigning, healthcare in America, government and public service careers, and international affairs.

For the complete itinerary and more information, visit or email questions to

The Congress to Campus program is sponsored by the U. S. Association of Former Members of Congress and is managed in partnership by The Center for Democracy and Citizenship and the Stennis Center for Public Service. Emory University co-sponsors include the Office of Government and Community Affairs, Division of Institutional Advancement, Student Government Association, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Division of Campus Life and Emory College Joint Activities Committee, The Council for Excellence in Government.

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