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
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 www.emory.edu/GCA/C2C.htm
or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.