Vice President Joe Biden and former President Jimmy Carter to join Washington, D.C., tribute to Walter Mondale

October 13, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden and former President Jimmy Carter will speak about the living legacy of former Vice President Walter Mondale at two Washington, D.C., events on Oct. 20. Mr. Mondale, who will be in attendance, will be honored by current and former politicians and join in discussing domestic and foreign policies on which he worked.

The University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs—where the former Vice President now teaches—will co-host a daylong forum with the George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, which will also serve as the venue for the event. A gala dinner will follow the policy forum. The events culminate a yearlong initiative by the University of Minnesota to honor the life and legacy of Mr. Mondale.

A complete schedule and list of participants, including panel times and topics for both events, is available  online.

Daytime Forum, Walter Mondale: Living Legacy

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015; 9 a.m.−3:15 p.m.

WHO:

Select speakers and panelists include:

  • Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States
  • Walter Mondale, 42nd Vice President of the United States
  • David Aaron, senior fellow, RAND Corporation; former deputy national security advisor
  • Taylor Branch, author; winner, 1989 Pulitzer Prize for history
  • Landon Butler, former deputy chief of staff in Carter administration
  • Tom Donilon, vice chair, O'Melveny & Myers LLP; former U.S. national security advisor
  • Stuart Eizenstat, senior counsel, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Dianne Feinstein, U.S. senator (D-Calif.)
  • Patrick Leahy, U.S. senator (D-Vt.)
  • Richard Moe, former chief of staff to Vice President Mondale; former president, National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Myron Orfield, professor and director, Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity; former assistant attorney general of Minnesota
  • Marian Wright Edelman, president, Children’s Defense Fund
  • Andrew Young, former U.S. representative; former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; former mayor of Atlanta

WHERE: The George Washington University
Media and Public Affairs Building
Jack Morton Auditorium (ground floor)
805 21st St., NW
Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Blue, Orange and Silver lines)

RSVP for the Policy Forum:
Media wishing to attend the policy forum must submit a credential request accessible at http://go.gwu.edu/mondalemedia by Friday, Oct. 16, at noon Eastern Time. Logistical information will be sent to media who are granted credentials for the event. Questions on media credentials and media logistics should be directed to Jason Shevrin at gwmedia@gwu.edu or 202-994-5631. 

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Evening Program, Celebrating Fritz: An Evening with Walter Mondale

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015; 7−9:30 p.m.

WHO:

Select speakers:

  • Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States
  • Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States
  • Walter Mondale, 42nd Vice President of the United States
  • Børge Brende, Norway minister of foreign affairs
  • Mark Dayton, Minnesota governor
  • Al Franken, U.S. senator (D-Minnesota)
  • Josie Johnson, civil rights activist
  • Amy Klobuchar, U.S. senator (D-Minnesota)

WHERE: Corcoran Ballroom
Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC
2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC

RSVP for the Dinner:
Media wishing to attend the event must submit a credential request accessible at z.umn.edu/dcmondalemedia by Friday, Oct. 16, at noon Eastern Time. Logistical information will be sent to media who are granted credentials for the event. Questions on media credentials and media logistics should be directed to Andrea Cournoyer at acournoy@umn.edu or 651-343-8220. 

BACKGROUND:

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota is one of the country’s top-ranked professional public policy and planning schools. The School is long noted for equipping students to play key roles in public life at the local, state, national, and global level and offers six distinctive master’s degrees, a doctoral degree, and five certificate programs.

Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration
The Trachtenberg School in GW's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences is a focal point for public affairs education, research and public service at the George Washington University. Building on a rich tradition of education for public service and on its location in the nation's capital, just a few blocks west of the White House, the Trachtenberg School offers a superior education for students wishing to pursue public affairs-oriented academic programs.

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