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I used to have a job where I worked with people who demonstrated real courage just by taking that job in the first place. While I was in Afghanistan, everybody had to have courage just to get up and go to work. So when I got into politics, I was amazed at how often people talked about courage, since we never talked about it in Afghanistan.

Let’s have a conversation about everyday courage (since it seems to be seriously lacking in politics at the moment) and how we reinject it into American politics by refocusing our debate on right and wrong. Also, we’ll address why so many veterans are now entering politics and what sort of a difference it might make for progress and bipartisanship. I’ll be joined by Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Webber. Stephen served two tours in Iraq as a Marine and two terms with me in the Missouri House of Representatives, followed by two far less fun terms in the Missouri House without me. He’s also a badass and one of my closest friends.

Special Guest: Stephen Webber, Missouri Democratic Party Chairman

This seminar is part of IOP Resident Fellow Jason Kander’s series, “Hooah to Harrumph: Stuff I Learned on the Road from Soldier to Politician."

  • This seminar is open to students only and off the record.
  • Registration is required. However, seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis; capacity in the IOP Living Room is 45.
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