PoliTALK Student Dinner with David Cobb
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (EDT)
Student dinner with
Spokesperson, Move to Amend Coalition
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Morrison Commons, Rockefeller Center
The PoliTALK student discussion group is hosting this dinner with Mr. David Cobb. Seating is limited, so do not hesitate if you want to take advantage of this opportunity.
David Cobb will be giving a public lecture, "Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule," at 4:30 pm in Rocky 003. The student dinner will follow the public talk.
David Cobb is National Projects Director of Democracy Unlimited. He is a lawyer and political activist. David has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, run for political office himself, and has been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. He truly believes we must use ALL the tools in the toolbox to effect the systemic social change we so desperately need.
David was born in San Leon, Texas and worked as a laborer before going to college. He graduated from the University of Houston Law School in 1993 and maintained a successful private law practice in Houston for several years before devoting himself to full time activism to achieve real democracy in the United States.
In 2002 David ran for Attorney General of Texas, pledging to use the office to revoke the charters of corporations that repeatedly violate health, safety and environmental laws. He did not win the office, but the Green Party of Texas grew dramatically during his campaign from four local chapters to twenty-six. In 2004, he ran for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket and successfully campaigned for the Ohio recount.
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Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College
The Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth College is a catalyst for teaching, research, and deliberation about public policy. Dedicated to providing an interdisciplinary perspective on policy-related topics, the center fosters a commitment to the ideals of public service and informed public debate exemplified by the man for which the Center is named, Nelson A. Rockefeller.
The Center inspires and energizes students to become effective leaders in their communities & to cherish and participate in democracy.
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