Senator Lieberman to Speak at Yale

U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., will be the next Chubb Fellow at Yale University on Thursday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m. in Lecture Room 127, Yale Law School, 127 Wall St. Please note: this is a new time and room for the previously announced lecture.

Lieberman’s talk, “Public Life in an Age of Scandal: The Thin Line Between Trust and Disgust,” is sponsored by the Chubb Fellowship. It is free and open to the public.

Lieberman is a member of the Senate’s Armed Services Committee as well as the Environmental and Public Works, Governmental Affairs and Small Business committees. He has been named a Deputy Whip by the Senate Minority Leader and, since 1995, he has been chair of the Democratic Leadership Council.

Elected to the Connecticut State Senate in 1970, Lieberman served there for 10 years, the last six as Majority Leader. From 1982 to 1988, he was Connecticut’s 21st Attorney General. In 1988, he won election to the U.S. Senate. Six years later, he was reelected with 67 percent of the vote, the largest margin of victory ever in a Connecticut race for the U.S. Senate.

Born in Stamford, Conn., in 1942, he attended public schools before coming to Yale, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1964 and his law degree in 1967. He lives in New Haven with his wife Hadassah.

The Chubb Fellowship Program was established in 1936 through the generosity of Hendon Chubb (Yale Class of 1895). It is devoted to encouraging and aiding students interested in government and public service careers. Based in Timothy Dwight College (one of Yale’s undergraduate residential colleges), the activities of the Chubb program have a great impact on the whole University community.

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