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The Tanner Lectures on Citizenship, Ethics and Public Responsibility

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Former U. S. Senator and presidential candidate Bill Bradley, currently Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC, will be the inaugural speaker for the new Tanner Lecture Series. The Tanner Lectures will create a public forum for the discussion of ethical citizenship, the exercise of democratic rights, and the responsibilities of public and professional life. Speakers for this series will be leaders in their fields who are actively confronting pressing local, national, and international challenges. The lectures will stimulate audiences to re-envision their own responsibilities in different ways—their aim is to inform, engage, provoke, and leave a lasting impression. Senator Bradley currently hosts American Voices, a weekly show on Sirius Satellite Radio which highlights the remarkable accomplishments of Americans both famous and unknown. Senator Bradley is also the author of The New American Story and the soon-to-be published We Can All Do Better. He is a leading voice for civic engagement and public responsibility—someone who combines, as the New York Times noted, a “mix of idealism and common sense.”

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Exterior of Maxwell in black and white when there was no Eggers building

We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.