Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Pete Buttigieg
Wednesday, September 16 | 5:30 PM ET | Virtual Event
Join Tisch College for a conversation with veteran, former mayor, and former 2020 Democratic Party Presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg. Born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, Pete served as mayor of South Bend, Indiana for eight years and was a Democratic candidate for president of the United States in 2020. A graduate of Harvard University and an Oxford Rhodes Scholar, Pete returned to the Midwest after graduating and took a job in the private sector, before realizing his heart was in public service. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserve and became a lieutenant when he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014. In April 2019 he announced his candidacy for president and in February 2020 won the Iowa Caucuses, becoming the first openly gay person to ever win a presidential primary or caucus.
This event is sponsored by Tisch College, JumboVote, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and the Political Science Department.