U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) will visit Duke Feb. 22 to discuss the nation’s political priorities.
The talk will take place in Schiciano Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. and will be moderated by the Fritz Mayer, professor of political science, public policy and the environment.
A Marine Corps veteran, Moulton is a member of the U.S. House Budget Committee and the House Armed Services Committee. Since his election to the House in 2014, he has helped pass several pieces of bipartisan legislation, including the Faster Care for Veterans Act and the Modernizing Government Travel Act.
Moulton told the Center for Political Leadership, Innovation and Service—which is sponsoring the talk—that he will look to engage Duke students in a conversation about how the nation’s policy dialogues should progress moving forward.
“I’m looking forward to an engaging discussion about where we’re headed as a nation, and how Duke students can and should be involved in helping to shape our future,” Moulton said in a POLIS press release.
Moulton has made headlines in recent years for his role in the Democratic Party. Within the past year he has called for new House leadership of the party, voting against Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) remaining the House minority leader after Democratic losses in the 2016 general election and a June 2017 special election in Georgia. He also said last year that he was approached by Democratic Party officials to run for president in 2020.