Former US Congressmen invited to Leicester to talk to DMU students

By Shaikha Rahimi

Two former US Congressmen are coming to De Montfort University tonight to talk to students about the future of American politics.

Luke Messer, former Republican Congressman for Indiana’s Sixth Congressional District, has effectively enacted legislation that addressed issues such as education, foreign affairs, and taxation. Mr Messer is currently leading a public policy advocate.

Nick Rahall, former Democrat Congressman for West Virginia’s Third Congressional District, served on numerous committees such as the Infrastructure and Public Works Committee. First elected in 1976, Mr Rahall is identified with the distinction of being the youngest-elected in the history of West Virginia.

Mr Messer and Mr Rahall were invited to talk to DMU students and a wider audience about the challenges in American politics. The two former Congressmen and DMU Emeritus Professor Philip Davies will be sharing their insights with the discussion opening up to questions and answers from the audience. 

The event has been organised by the Congress to Campus UK programme and is co-ordinated by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library and the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford, with support from the British Association for American Studies and the US Embassy London. 

The event will take place from 7-8pm in the Hugh Aston building. Parking will be available in the main visitor car park. 


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