Elizabeth Warren to speak at Tisch College, Tufts University on September 15th

September 2, 2014

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Katie Cinnamond Benoit

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MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass.U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will deliver the Alan D. Solomont Lecture on Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University on September 15. The lecture, which will be followed by a brief question and answer session, will be held at 12:00 p.m. in Cohen Auditorium on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus. It is presented by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University.

Tickets for members of the Tufts community will be available starting September 8 at the Cohen Box Office in Cohen Auditorium with a valid Tufts ID. A limited number of seats for the public will be available by calling 888-320-4103. Members of the news media who would like to attend should contact Katie Cinnamond Benoit at 617-627-4703 for a reserved seat.

Warren is currently serving her first term as U.S. Senator. Recognized twice by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, she is known as one of the nation’s top experts on the financial pressures facing middle class families.  In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis she chaired the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

Warren served as a law professor for more than 30 years, including nearly 20 years as the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. She taught courses on commercial law, contracts and bankruptcy and wrote more than a hundred articles and nine books, including two national bestsellers, The Two-Income Trap and All Your Worth. She is a graduate of the University of Houston and Rutgers School of Law. 

The Alan D. Solomont Lecture at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service was established in honor of Alan D. Solomont, A70, A09P. The inaugural lecture was delivered by Nancy Pelosi  in 2011. This lecture also launches the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series. Throughout the academic year, the Tisch College Speaker Series will bring leaders from a range of fields and perspectives to campus to discuss pressing public issues. The goal is to educate, enlighten and even to provoke students at Tufts, hoping they will be inspired by the leaders and role models they hear and meet. 

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service is a national leader in civic education and is setting the standard for higher education’s role in civic engagement. Serving every student at Tufts University, Tisch College prepares young people for lifetimes of civic engagement and creates an enduring culture of active citizenship.

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Tufts University, located on three Massachusetts campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university is widely encouraged.