Peaceful transfers of power: An evening with Congressman John Sarbanes; a tribute to Senator Paul Sarbanes (1933-2020)
To conclude our series of webinars on the 2020 US General Election, the Dukakis Center will host Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes for an evening of reflection and discussion -- on the outcomes of the 2020 US General Election, on the tasks facing President-elect Joe Biden, who will be inaugurated on January 20, and on prospects for institutional and constitutional reform going forth. The event will conclude with a tribute to the Congressman’s father, the late Senator Paul Sarbanes.
John Sarbanes has represented Maryland’s third congressional district in the US House of Representatives since 2007. A Democrat like his father, Congressman Sarbanes was educated at Princeton and Harvard Law School and has worked in private practice and in public service since graduating in 1989. He serves currently on the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Oversight and Reform and is a member of several congressional caucuses.
Paul Sarbanes, son of Greek immigrants to the United States, was educated at Princeton, Oxford, and Harvard Law School. He served for six years in the US House of Representatives and another 30 in the US Senate, where he was best known for his co-authorship of the Sarbanes-Oxley bill which overhauled federal financial regulations. Such was his reputation that the Governor of Maryland, Republican Larry Hogan, ordered that the state flag be flown at half-mast in his honor on the day of his funeral.
Both Sarbanes have been firm friends of Greece in Washington, DC, and active supporters of ACT, Anatolia College, and the Dukakis Center.
The webinar will be hosted by David Wisner, founding director of the Dukakis Center.
Below you can find the link to the event: