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  • Better Government Begins at Home: How to Make a Difference in Your Community

    October 12, 2017
    Panelists: Anne Gruenberg, President, Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, and Member, Hampton, Conn., Board of Education; The Honorable Deb Hinchey, Mayor, City of Norwich; The Honorable Norm Needleman First Selectman, Town of Essex; Rich Roberts, Former Chairman, Wethersfield Planning and Zoning Commission

    Moderator: Matt Hart, Town Manager, Town of West Hartford
  • Civil Discourse in Politics

    March 6, 2017
    Panelists: Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D), Connecticut House Speaker; Len Fasano, Senate Republican President Pro Tempore; Christine Stuart, CTNewsJunkie Managing Editor, Chris Powell, Journal Inquirer Managing Editor.

    Moderator: Max Reiss, political reporter for NBC Connecticut
  • Where Are the Women? Opportunities and Challenges for Women in Politics Today

    October 19, 2016
    Panelists: Martha Carlson, Deputy State Comptroller, State of Connecticut; Moira Lyons, Speaker of the House of Representatives Connecticut General Assembly 1999-2004; Erin Stewart, Mayor, City of New Britain Connecticut

    Moderator: Laura Pence, Professor of Chemistry, University of Hartford, American Chemical Society/American Society for the Advancement of Science Congressional Policy Fellow, 2012-13
  • University of Hartford Constitution Day Celebration

    September 16, 2016
  • Money & Politics 2016

    April 6, 2016
    Panelists: Karen Hobert Flynn, Senior Vice President for Strategy & Programs Common Cause; Joshua Foley, Staff Attorney, Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission, Public Financing Unit; Mark Pazniokas, Capital Bureau Chief, Connecticut Mirror.
  • Connecticut High School Model United Nations: Annual Co-Sponsorship

    2013–2015
    Co-sponsored with the Greater Hartford World Affairs Council and the University of Hartford.
  • University of Hartford Constitution Day Celebration.

    September 17, 2015
  • Isabella Beecher Hooker and Women’s Suffrage in Connecticut

    March 26, 2015
    Featuring Hooker Biographer Susan Campbell; co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Program and Gender Studies Program at the University of Hartford.
  • The 2014 Election, the 114th Congress & You

    December 5, 2014
    A discussion for the University of Hartford community led by Professors Jilda Aliotta, Jane Horvath, Leslie Smith and Adryan Wallace.
  • Careers in Public Service

    April 25, 2014
    Panelists: Honorable John Danaher ‘77, Judge, Connecticut Superior Court; LeAnne Gendreau ’94, Web Editor, NBC Connecticut; Daniel Arsenault ‘12, Assistant to the Chief of Staff, Connecticut Governor’s Office
  • If I only Knew: Lessons from Campaigning to Holding Office

    September 30, 2013
    Featuring four members of the Connecticut General Assembly completing their first term of office: Rep. John Hampton ’90 (D-16th District); Sen. Art Linares (R-33 District); Rep. Brandon McGee (D-5th District); Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-89th District).

    Moderator: Mariyn Rossetti ’98 former member Hartford City Council
  • Politics and Social Media: The View From Connecticut

    April 26, 2013
    Panelists: Mark Pazniokas, Capital Bureau Chief, Connecticut Mirror; Christine Stuart, Editor, CTNewsJunkie; Melaissa Ziobron, Connecticut General Assembly(R-34th District)
  • The National Budget and Your Budget

    March 14, 2013
    A discussion featuring University of Hartford professors Jeffrey Cohen, Michael Clancy and Katharine Owens as well as Jennifer Furhmann, Director of Student Financial Aid for the University of Hartford.
  • Where Do We Go From Here?

    October 25, 2012
    Panelists: Karen Hobert Flynn, Senior Vice President for Strategy & Programs Common Cause; Nancy Johnson, member US House of Representatives 1983-2006; Tom Monahan, veteran political reporter

    Moderator: M Jodi Rell, 87th Governor of the State of Connecticut
  • Film: Patriocracy followed by discussion.

    October 17, 2012
  • Religion and Politics in 2012 Election

    September 23, 2012
    Panelists: Mark Silk, Director, Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life, Trinity College, The Lay of the Land: Religion and American Politics in 2012”; Richard Bushman, Gouverneur Morris Professor of History Emeritus at Columbia University, “The Mormon Church and American Politics”;Bilal Sekou, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Hartford “African-American Churches and American Politics” (co-sponsored with Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, University of Hartford and Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life, Trinity College).
  • From Hartford to Hartford: The Value of Public Service

    May 3, 2012
    Featuring Mayor Pedro Segarra ’81
  • The Connecticut State Legislature: Why Students Should Care?

    April 23, 2012
    Featuring Paddi LeShane and Marshall Collins