GENEVA, N.Y. – Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) will present “Frankly Speaking” as a guest of Hobart and William Smith Colleges at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12. The forum will be held in Albright Auditorium on the HWS campus. Since 1980, Barney Frank has represented the Fourth Congressional District of Massachusetts in the House of Representatives. In the 107th Congress, Congressman Frank serves on the Committee on Financial Services and the Committee on the Judiciary.
Frank graduated from Harvard College in 1962. He served as Chief Assistant to Mayor Kevin White of Boston for three years and Administrative Assistant to Congressman Michael Harrington for one year. In 1972 Congressman Frank was elected to the Massachusetts Legislature, where he served for eight years. During that time he also graduated from Harvard Law School and became a member of the Massachusetts Bar in 1979.
While serving in local and state government Congressman Frank taught part-time at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and Boston University. Frank has published numerous articles on politics and public affairs, and a book in 1992 titled Speaking Frankly, an essay on the role the Democratic Party should play in the 1990s.
“I am delighted that Barney Frank is coming to Geneva. We have been friends for more than 20 years and I have the utmost respect for him as a human being and for his role in shaping politics in America. He is an influential voice in our nation's capital and a champion of civil rights. I am pleased that his is willing to share he views with our community,” said HWS President Mark D. Gearan.
The event is jointly sponsored by the President's Forum Series and the Fisher Center for the Study of Men and Women. The President's Forum Series was established in the winter of 2000 as a way to bring a variety of speakers to campus to share their knowledge and ideas with the HWS community and neighbors. The Fisher Center lectures, funded with an endowment from the Emily and Richard Fisher, parents of a 1993 Hobart graduate, enable students to realize through educational program, scholarship, and presence in our larger community, our democratic ideals of equity, mutual respect and common interest in relations between men and women. The forum is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
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