Public Voices: Russ Feingold


Russ Feingold, former U.S. Senator (D-Wisconsin), one of the nation’s leading liberal voices, will discuss his new book, While America Sleeps: A Wake-up Call for the Post-9/11 Era on Wednesday, February 22 from 6:00’8:30 p.m., in Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street.

His presentation will be followed by a discussion with New School President Emeritus Bob Kerrey, former U.S. Senator (D-Nebraska). Their dialogue will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience, and then a reception and book signing will be held.

Feingold represented Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate for 18 years, serving on the Judiciary, Foreign Relations, Budget, and Intelligence Committees. He led the fight for campaign finance reform in the Senate and championed other efforts to limit the influence of special interests. He was the only senator to vote against the Patriot Act, was the first senator to propose a timetable to exit Iraq, and believes we need a timetable to leave Afghanistan. He has fought against trade agreements like NAFTA, deemed unfair to U.S. workers, and against financial deregulation.

This event is free, but RSVP to cps@newschool.edu to save a seat. Onsite registration on the day of the event is also available, but then seating is first come, first served.