Red House Dinner Series: Ron Klain Discusses the Impact of the Presidential Election on the University

Red House Dinner Series: Ron Klain Discusses the Impact of the Presidential Election on the University

February 17, 2017 Events

Last Wednesday, Designing the Future(s) hosted Professor Ron Klain and a small group of undergraduates at our second event for the Red House Dinner Series. The event brings together students and outstanding professors from across the university in conversations on higher education in the 21st century.

Professor Klain, a government professor and experienced Democratic political operative, offered reflections on the significance of the presidential election for the nation’s colleges and universities. He fielded questions about the significance of studying presidential debates for aspiring public servants, the role of private and public sectors in shaping universities, and the need for conversations on internships and vocation in modern educational structures. Professor Klain also critiqued the phenomenon of promising students pursuing careers in finance and consulting, and challenged dinner attendees to use their youth to take risks.

The Red House Dinner Series will run through the Spring semester. If you are a student looking to attend the Series, you can sign up here. If you are a faculty member who would like to share your work or join our conversations around modern issues in higher education, please email the Red House at redhouse@georgetown.edu.

You can learn more about Professor Ron Klain and his work here.

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