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U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar to deliver UW-Madison lecture

February 10, 2016 By Susannah Brooks

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat of Minnesota, will present a talk on Wednesday, Feb. 17, as part of the La Follette Seminar Series at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar

“Sen. Klobuchar sits on several important committees that have jurisdiction over topics that impact our campus,” says Ben Miller, director of UW–Madison’s Office of Federal Relations, which is hosting the event. “Having her on campus to talk about those issues is an opportunity for us to make sure our voice is being heard as decisions are being made.”

The talk, on “Internationalism in the Heartland,” will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Plenary Hall of the School of Human Ecology’s Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Dr. A Q&A period will follow. Registration is strongly encouraged; please RSVP online by Monday, Feb. 15.

Klobuchar is the first woman elected to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate. She serves on the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee; Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; Judiciary Committee; and Joint Economic Committee.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for students at the La Follette School and across campus to hear from an elected official about the real-life implications of the policy issues they are studying,” says Susan Yackee, director of the La Follette School.

The event is being held in partnership with the Department of Political Science.