Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will speak at Georgetown this week about what it means to be a democratic socialist in America.
The talk, which takes place on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the university’s historic Gaston Hall, is sponsored by the university’s newly created Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service at the McCourt School of Public Policy.
Sanders’ talk will be webcast live at politics.georgetown.edu.
“This speech is one of those defining moments in a presidential campaign,” said Mo Elleithee, the institute’s executive director and a 20-year veteran of national politics. “For weeks, Senator Sanders and his team have been signalling that he intends to have a thoughtful discussion about what it means to be a ‘democratic socialist.’ We are psyched he chose Georgetown as the place to have that conversation.”
The institute has extended an invitation to every major candidate in the 2016 presidential election to speak at Georgetown.
Following his remarks, Sanders will engage in a question-and-answer session with the university community, moderated by Elleithee. A Georgetown University ID is required for entry into the event.
Georgetown students, faculty and staff can share questions and join the conversation at @GUPolitics and #BernieAtGU.
Launched in the fall of 2015, the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service is dedicated to reconnecting young people with the idea that politics is a noble vehicle for public service.