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Washington DC: Alumni Reception in conjunction with the Federal Policy Institute

  • Cosmos Club (Powell Room), 2121 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
  • 1/15/2014, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • http://www.tc.edu/alumni

Washington DC Alumni Reception in conjunction with the Federal Policy Institute program featuring TC President Susan Fuhrman and Professor Sharon Lynn Kagan.

TC President Susan Fuhrman and Professor Sharon Lynn Kagan will once again host our annual event at the Cosmos Club, bringing together the next generation of policy leaders with our alumni in the Washington DC area. Every year we feature an insider's perspective through the voice of our guest speaker - this year's keynote speaker will be James Bergeron, Director of Education and Human Services Policy of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. Be a part of this annual event and build your TC in DC network.  #TCinDCFPI

More about the speaker:
In sports, athletes who play a number of different positions are known as utility players. Bergeron is the Capitol Hill equivalent. The 16-year veteran has held just about every position an aide can hold, from answering constituent phone calls to shaping policy. The takeaway: Bergeron, 37, has become a balanced manager who is less academic and more an expert on Hill culture. When he started in 1995, the government shut down amid political haranguing. “There are some of the same feelings,” he said of 2011, when the threat of another shutdown loomed. Even the political landscape is similar, with a Democratic president and an influx of congressional Republicans. Bergeron said he spends most of his days immersed in policy. In his role, he has broad jurisdiction over education, labor, and some health care issues. It is a lot to learn, he said, but more importantly, it is a lot to teach. Much of the job entails educating members of Congress so that they’re able to easily relay the importance of education and health policy to their constituents. A native of Houma, LA, Bergeron graduated from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette with a degree in political science. 

Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Cosmos Club (Powell Room), 2121 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
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