Public Service: How the Jewish Tradition Has Influenced One Senator
The Twelfth Annual Warschaw Distinguished Lecture with Senator Al Franken
"It's easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world." - How my Jewish values have shaped my political views and policy making
Who: Senator Al Franken, D-MN
When: Wednesday, April 3rd-reception 4:45PM, lecture 5:30pm
Parking: Parking Structure D, $10
RSVP online at usc.edu/esvp (code: warschaw)
or by Telephone: 213.740.1744
In 2008, Senator AI Franken was elected to the United States Senate as a member of
the DFL (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) Party from Minnesota, and was sworn in July of
2009 following a statewide hand recount. He currently sits on the Health, Education,
Labor, and Pension Committee; the Judiciary Committee; the Energy and Natural
Resources Committee, and the Committee on Indian Affairs.
Before running for the Senate, AI spent 37 years as a comedy writer, author, and
radio talk show host and has taken part in seven USO tours, visiting our troops
overseas in Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo and Uzbekistan - as well as visiting Iraq,
Afghanistan, and Kuwait four times.
Senator Franken is committed to reaffirming and strengthening the strong bond
between the U.S. and Israel. He believes it is a relationship based not just on
common history and values but also on shared strategic interests. The Senator
traveled to Israel last year with the American Israel Education Foundation and
returned with an even deeper appreciation for the bond between Israel and the U.S
and an even deeper commitment to Israel's security.