Scott Brown to speak at Tisch College, Tufts University on March 11

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass.Scott P. Brown, former senator from Massachusetts, will be heading to Tufts on March 11 as part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series, which brings leaders from a range of fields and perspectives to campus to discuss pressing public issues. The free public lecture, which will be followed by a brief question-and-answer session, will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Alumnae Lounge on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus. It is presented by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University.

Online registration for the event is available at: Members of the news media who would like to attend should contact Katie Cinnamond Benoit at 617-627-4703 for a reserved seat.

Brown, a Tufts alumnus, served in the U.S. Senate from 2010 to 2013 and was a ranking member on the Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and was a member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the Committee on Small Business. Prior to his service in the U.S. Senate he was a member of the Massachusetts Senate from 2004 to 2010 and the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1998 to2004.  He is a member of the Republican Party.

In addition to his legislative experience, Brown served 35 years in the Army National Guard, retiring in 2014 with the rank of colonel.  He joined the military while at Tufts and initially served as an enlisted man. 

Brown's memoir Against All Odds was a New York Times bestseller. He is a frequent contributor to FOX National News and has hosted The O’Reilly Factor, Fox and Friends and appeared on many other radio and television shows.

The Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series, which launched in the fall of 2014, was designed to educate, enlighten and provoke students at Tufts, hoping they will be inspired by the leaders and role models they hear and meet. Previous speakers include U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and national political columnist for Yahoo! News Matt Bai, also a Tufts graduate.   

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.


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.











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