Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg will participate in a town hall meeting with faculty, staff, students and the community as part of the College of Charleston’s “Bully Pulpit Series” on August 17, 2019.
The event will take place at the College of Charleston Recital Hall inside the Albert Simons Center for the Arts located at 54 St. Philip Street.
Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the event will begin at 6:25 p.m.
After graduating from Harvard University, and then from Pembroke College, Oxford, on a Rhodes Scholarship, Buttigieg worked as a consultant at McKinsey and Company. From 2009 to 2017 he served as an intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve, attaining the rank of lieutenant and deploying to Afghanistan in 2014.
Buttigieg was elected mayor of South Bend, Indiana in November 2011 and won reelected in 2015.
The mission of the Bully Pulpit Series is to encourage and facilitate political participation throughout the College of Charleston community by providing a platform for dialogue with our nation’s leaders. At its core, the series engages today’s youth by meeting students where they are – in the classroom, outside their residence hall and through their social networks – to create curious, informed and engaged individuals who are ready and able to engender political and social change.
As an effort of the College of Charleston Department of Communication and Department of Political Science, the Bully Pulpit Series gives young voters the opportunity to become involved in the political process as well as the issues that affect their communities. Originally created in 2008 to highlight the communication powers of the political pulpit, the mission of the series has expanded as a result of increased student and community interest and engagement.