Presidential candidate Ron Paul (R) will speak at the College of Charleston’s Stern Center Gardens Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. as part of The Bully Pulpit Series. Congressman Paul is invited to speak with faculty, staff, students and Charleston community members on topics related to presidential communication as well as issues important to the community.
The town hall event will begin with Dr. Paul’s remarks. He will then field questions from the audience. A meet & greet will be held immediately following the event. The event is free and open to the public. No ticket is required for entry. Priority seating will be granted to College of Charleston students.
“The Bully Pulpit Series is honored to host Congressman Ron Paul at the College of Charleston on Thursday,” said Dr. Amanda Ruth-McSwain, Director of The Bully Pulpit Series. “This is the second time Congressman Paul will participate in the series since he visited the College during the 2008 presidential primary season.” Congressman Paul is the last presidential candidate to speak in The Bully Pulpit Series this primary season.
A medical doctor and author, Paul has represented Texas’s 14th congressional district in the United States Congress since 1997. Paul serves on the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Financial Services, and on the Joint Economic Committee, as well as chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Paul is a graduate of Gettysburg College and Duke University School of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree. He served as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force from 1963 until 1968. He worked as an obstetrician-gynecologist during the 1960s and 1970s, delivering more than 4,000 babies, before entering politics in 1976.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Ron Paul 2012 campaign to provide CofC students, faculty and staff the opportunity to engage in an important dialogue with Congressman Paul about issues important to them,” said Dr. Ruth-McSwain.
The Bully Pulpit Series at the College of Charleston, a joint effort of the College’s Department of Communication and the Department of Communication Advisory Council, is a non-partisan series held prior to the South Carolina presidential primaries. The series offers students and faculty the opportunity to analyze the ideas of each candidate about effective presidential communication.