U.S. Congressman and decorated Marine Corps veteran Seth Moulton (D-MA) will deliver a public talk about the country’s future Feb. 22 at Duke University.
Sponsored by POLIS: Duke’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service, the event will be moderated by POLIS Director Fritz Mayer and will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Schiciano Auditorium, located in the Pratt School of Engineering’s Fitzpatrick Center. Parking is available in the Bryan Center parking garage off Science Drive.
In Congress, Moulton serves as senior whip to House of Representatives Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer. He is also vice chair of the bipartisan working group, through which he promotes bipartisan leadership and legislation. Additionally, he is vice policy chair of the Future Forum, focusing on issues impacting younger generations.
Before his election to the House in 2014, he served with distinction in the U.S. military, completing four tours in Iraq and receiving both the Bronze Star and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for valor.
During his two terms in Congress, Moulton has helped pass several bipartisan bills, including the Faster Care for Veterans Act and the Modernizing Government Travel Act. He was named the most effective freshman Democrat by the Center for Effective Lawmaking.
“I am honored to be speaking at Duke,” Moulton said. “We can’t talk seriously about the future of our country and the opportunities we are trying to create without including the next generation of leaders in the conversation. I’m looking forward to an engaging discussion about where we’re headed as a nation, and how Duke students can and should be involved in helping to shape our future."
Mayer added, “At POLIS, we showcase individuals who value cross-ideological engagement and a commitment to inspiring the next generation of political leaders. We are thrilled to welcome Congressman Moulton, who believes so strongly in both of these causes."Office
Founded in 2015, POLIS has two missions -- seeking solutions to the problems of contemporary politics, and preparing a new generation of political leaders and engaged citizens. It is part of Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy.