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Alan D. Solomont Lecture on Citizenship & Public Service: Senator Tammy Duckworth
Join Tisch College for a conversation with Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). Senator Duckworth is an Iraq War Veteran, Purple Heart recipient and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, who was among the first group of Army women to fly combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Duckworth served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years before retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2014. She was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016 after representing Illinois’s eighth congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the Senate, Duckworth co-founded the first-ever Environmental Justice Caucus, and she sits on the Committees for Armed Services; Environment & Public Works; Commerce, Science, & Transportation; and Small Business & Entrepreneurship. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller; Every Day is a Gift: A Memoir.

This event is the 7th Annual Alan D. Solomont Lecture on Citizenship & Public Service and is supported by Tisch College’s Solomont Speaker Series.

Nov 17, 2021 05:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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