The Frank Church Institute and the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress are sponsoring “Congress to Campus” on Sunday, April 17 and Monday, April 18. Two former senior members of Congress will be on the Boise State campus all day Monday.
School of Public Service students who are interested are invited to attend:
- A pizza meeting on Sunday April 17, 6:00 pm in the Honors College, Driscoll Hall
- Or a pizza lunch on Monday April 18, noon in the SUB Bergquist Lounge.
Congressman Tim Roemer, a former six term Democratic Representative from Indiana, most recently served as U.S. Ambassador to India, one of America’s largest diplomatic missions. In Congress he focused on international trade and investment, education policy, and national security. He also served as a member of the 9/11 Commission. Since leaving Congress, he has served as President of the Center for National Policy; as a member of both the Aspen and the Washington Institutes; and as Senior Counselor to APCO Worldwide. He holds a Ph.D. from Notre Dame University.
Congressman Tom Petri is a former eighteen term Republican Representative from Wisconsin, where he focused on reforms in health care, welfare, and student loans, as well as transportation issues as Chairman of the Highways and Transportation Subcommittee. In addition, he served as Chairman of the U.S. House -British Parliamentary Exchange; the U.S. House-Japanese Diet discussions; and the House French and German Caucuses. For his work, he was made an honorary Officer of the British Empire; and he received honorary membership in the Order of the Rising Sun. He holds a law degree from Harvard University.