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Lecture: Socially Responsible Innovation by John Kasich

2023-2024 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science 

Two-term former Ohio Governor John Kasich is a politician, a New York Times best-selling author, and a contributor for MSNBC and NBC News who believes that unity is the answer to our most common problems. He is known as a leading voice in promoting bipartisan solutions to health care reform, immigration and international trade, and has been one of the few Republicans to advocate for Medicaid’s expansion.

Kasich served as a member of Congress from central Ohio for 18 years. He was elected to the U.S. House at just 30 years old, after having become the youngest state senator in Ohio history. He went on to become the chairman of the House Budget Committee and balanced the Federal Budget four times — a feat not accomplished since. After leaving Congress in 2000, Kasich worked as a managing director in the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers, where he helped companies secure the resources they needed to succeed and create jobs. He undertook a high-profile run for President in 2016, ultimately earning 154 delegates and shifting the tenor of debate from negative personal attacks to one of “light and hope.” He was the final major challenger to Donald Trump for the Republican nomination.

Drawing on his decades of experience in the Statehouse and the halls of Congress, Governor Kasich examines the key issues that will define the next decade of American public policy. From fiscal policy and healthcare to foreign affairs, Gov. Kasich explains how the inability of America’s leaders to confront these mounting problems with legitimate solutions has disillusioned voters who see no progress from either party. Through it all, Governor Kasich reminds  audiences that, at the end of the day, change comes from the bottom up.

This lecture will be delivered as a fireside chat format with Karen Kedrowski, director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics and professor of political science at Iowa State University.


Mar 27 2024


7:00 pm


Durham Great Hall
ISU Memorial Union

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