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Former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe Announced as Speaker for 2014 McCormick Society Lecture

Former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe will deliver the 2014 McCormick Lecture on Thursday, March 6, 2014, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Her lecture is entitled, “Bridging the Divide:  What’s Gone Wrong in Washington, and How We Can Fix It.” This event, hosted by the J. Byron McCormick Society for Law and Public Affairs, is free and open to the public. An informal reception will follow the lecture.

Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME) served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1979 - 1995, and as a U.S. Senator from 1995 - 2013. In her distinguished career, she served as Chair and then Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship; became the first Republican woman ever to secure a full-term seat on the Senate Finance Committee; the first woman Senator to chair the Subcommittee on Seapower of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which oversees the Navy and Marine Corps; and was a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee. Senator Snowe built a reputation as one of the Congress’ leading centrists, co-chairing the Senate Centrist Coalition from 1999 - 2006.

We anticipate a large crowd for this event. Our capacity is limited to 300 registrants. The first 100 individuals to register will be seated in the Ares Auditorium, where Senator Snowe will deliver her lecture. The additional 200 people will be seated in adjacent overflow rooms to watch the live stream of the lecture. Register online here.