Governor George Pataki to Speak at Yale

New York State Governor George Pataki will speak at Yale as the next Chubb Fellow on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the Levinson Auditorium of Yale Law School, 127 Wall St.

Pataki will speak on “The Role of Government in America’s Post-Industrial Prosperity.” A reception will be held immediately before the address, at 4:30 p.m., in the Memorabilia Room of Sterling Memorial Library. Both events are free and open to the public.

A graduate of Yale College (1967) and Columbia Law School, Pataki served 10 years in the New York State Legislature and was mayor of the City of Peekskill. He was elected governor of New York on the Republican-Conservative ticket in 1994 and reelected in 1998.

Under Pataki’s tenure as governor, New York has cut taxes, tightened welfare restrictions, and restored the death penalty.

The Chubb Fellowship is devoted to encouraging and aiding Yale students interested in the operations of government and in public service. Established in 1936 through the generosity of Hendon Chubb (Yale 1895), the program is based in Timothy Dwight College, one of Yale’s residential colleges. Each year four or five distinguished men and women have been appointed as Visiting Chubb Fellows. Chubb Fellows spend several days at Yale in close, informal contact with students, and deliver a public lecture. Former Chubb Fellows include Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, and author Norman Mailer.

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