Penn’s Fels Institute Partners With National Constitution Center for Panel Discussion on Reforming Government

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460November 16, 2012

WHO:             Panelists:

• Former U.S. Rep. Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma

• Feather Houstoun, senior adviser to the Wyncote Foundation

• Ted Gaebler, bestselling author who worked on the Clinton administration’s mandate to “reinvent government”

• Joseph Torsella, U.S. representative to the United Nations for U.N. management and seform, former National Constitution Center President and CEO

• Moderator -- Sophie Reid, BBC News and NPR correspondent

 WHAT:           Reforming Government, Locally to Globally” Panel Discussion

 WHEN:           Monday, Nov. 19, 
6:30 p.m.

 WHERE:         National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St. in Independence Mall

Health care, same-sex marriage, jobs, foreign policy – how will the outcome of the recent presidential election impact the day-to-day life of U.S. citizens?  Will it force Washington to change the way it conducts its business? Using the election as a jumping-off point, a panel of experts who have served in every level of state and federal government will discuss what must happen in order to reform government. 

 This event is the final program in a series of public conversations titled “Practically Speaking,” in honor of the Fels Institute of Government’s 75th anniversary. The “Practically Speaking” series is supported by David Seltzer and Poor Richard’s Charitable Trust.

 The panel discussion is free for Penn students and 1787 members, $7 each for NCC members, students and teachers and $10 each for members of the general public. Reservations are recommended: 215-409-6700 or online.