Former Senator Olympia Snowe to speak at Brown

Olympia Snowe

The Taubman Center has done it again, but this time perhaps with a little less controversy: the center is bringing Olympia Snowe, former U.S. Senator from Maine, to speak on campus on February 10.

A moderate Republican and three-term Senator, Snowe is known for her dedication to bipartisanship, particularly since the election of President Obama. Her voting record earned her a reputation among conservatives as a RINO — Republican in name only — but her leadership of the Senate’s “sensible center” was vital. She was the youngest Republican woman and the first Greek-American to serve in Congress. She also voted to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in 2010, served on the Senate Finance Committee, and was named one of “America’s 10 Best Senators” by Time Magazine.

Snowe will speak on “the impact of hyper-partisanship on Congress, and how we can help fix the stalemate in Washington.” We’re sure she will have more to say about last year’s government shutdown than another person with an H2O-based name.

The lecture, a Noah Krieger ’93 Memorial Lecture, will be held in MacMillan Hall at 4 p.m. on February 10. No tickets are needed, so you have no excuse not to go! Check after the jump for the event’s poster.

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