• Legislative Responses to Gun Violence

A "Congress to Campus" event featuring former US Reps McEwen & Weygand

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
4th Floor Faculty Dining Room, Sargent Hall
Suffolk Law School, 120 Tremont St

In collaboration with Congress to Campus, a program that connects Universities with former United States Senators and Representatives to discuss the issues Congress faces today, the Suffolk University Government Department and the Moakley Institute present a panel discussion:

"Legislative Responses to Gun Violence"

Former U.S. Rep. Bob McEwen (R-OH)
Former U.S. Rep. Robert A. Weygand (D-RI) 
Rich Arenberg, Lecturer, Suffolk University
Erika Gebo, Associate Professor, Suffolk University

Biographical Information

Robert A. Weygand (D-RI) is Vice President for Administration and Finance at the University of Rhode Island where he serves as the chief financial and operating officer of the university, responsible all matters related to the administration, finance, capital development and operations of the University.

Weygand is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the URI and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Prior to URI, Vice President Weygand was the President and CEO of the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) which coordinates unique collaborations amongst New England colleges including the New England Higher Education Compact and the Regional Student Program.

Vice President Weygand is a former United States Congressman, lieutenant governor and state representative from Rhode Island. He has earned four degrees from the University of Rhode Island, is a trustee of the URI Foundation, the recipient of numerous public service awards, serves on numerous non-profit boards and frequently lectures at colleges, universities and public forums.

Bob McEwen (R-OH) is Senior Advisor with a national law firm. As such he maintains offices in Cincinnati and Washington, DC. An Ohio native, Bob McEwen represented Ohio in the United States House of Representatives for six terms. Prior to his Congressional service, he operated a successful Development firm as well as serving three terms in the Ohio General Assembly.

Mr. McEwen served on the Select Committee on Intelligence and the powerful House Committee on Rules which has jurisdiction over all legislation in the Congress. As one of only four Republicans on the thirteen member Rules Committee, Mr. McEwen managed nearly one-third of all legislation on the House floor for the Republican side of the Congressional aisle.
He was selected by Administration and Congressional leaders to floor manage such critical national security legislation as the B-2 bomber authorization, the nuclear freeze debate, and to give the closing arguments before the vote to authorize military action by the United States in the Kuwati liberation by Operation Desert Storm.
An outstanding communicator, Mr. McEwen is a leading advocate for pro-family interests and free-market economics. As such, he maintains an active international speaking schedule.

All are welcome! The Faculty Dining Room is located on the 4th floor of Sargent Hall, at 120 Tremont St, Boston.

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