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ACSC 2018 | Former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker

April 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This program is moderated by Senate historian Betty Koed and built off of her recent oral history interviews with former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker. When Nancy Kassebaum took the oath of office as a U.S. Senator, she became just the fourth woman elected to a full term to the Senate, and when she joined the Senate in December of 1978, there were no other female senators. That alone is worth discussing, but her three terms in the Senate, from 1978 to 1997, transcended gender to tackle such issues as foreign policy, international arms control, the budget deficit, labor and farm issues, and aviation. A political moderate, Kassebaum became known for her independence and her ability to build successful coalitions among her colleagues. This conversation will be followed by Q&A with the audience and is free and open to the public.

This event is part of the programming slate for the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress annual meeting. The meeting is three days of workshops, panel presentations and roundtable discussions that highlight innovative programming initiatives, pioneering research and continuing challenges relating to the preservation of the personal papers of United States senators and representatives. This year’s theme is “New Frontiers in Engagement.”


April 26
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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