The Winona State University Lyceum Series will host “Filibuster in the U.S. Senate: Dangers of Overzealous Reform” with Richard Arenberg at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Science Laboratory Center 120.

The presentation will focus on the importance of the filibuster to the current state of the US Senate and the consequences of banning it.

Arenberg spent more than 34 years in Washington, D.C. as a senior staff member for Representative (later Senator) Paul Tsongas, Senator and Majority Leader George Mitchell, and Senator Carl Levin. He served on the Senate select committee for the Iran-Contra hearings. He was instrumental in drafting the Alaska National Interest Lands Act, perhaps the most significant piece of conservation legislation passed in the 20th century. Arenberg currently teaches in the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions at Brown University. Recently, he co-authored Defending the Filibuster: The Soul of the Senate, which was named “Book of the Year in Political Science” by Foreword Reviews Magazine.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Rill Reuter.

About the WSU Lyceum Series

The Lyceum Series is the premier speaker series at Winona State University. Initiated in 1989, the series features internationally renowned speakers presenting on topics in the sciences, the arts, politics, literature, popular culture and more. The series hosts events that provide unique cultural enrichment and educational opportunities for the Winona and Rochester campus communities.

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