Claremont Insider: New Pomona College Speaker Series

Sunday, March 15, 2009

New Pomona College Speaker Series

Pomona College announced Thursday that it is beginning a distinguished speaker series starting Wednesday, March 25, at 8pm. The first speaker will be David Plouffle, campaign manager for Obama for America.

The college's media contact, Cynthia Peters, issued this press release:

David Plouffe, Obama Campaign Manager, Inaugurates Pomona College Speakers Series on March 25 at 8 p.m.

David Plouffe, the campaign manager for Obama for America, will inaugurate the Pomona College distinguished lecture series, with a talk on “The Obama Phenomenon: What’s Next?” on Wednesday, March 25, beginning at 8 p.m.

The Obama campaign fundamentally changed the way political campaigns are being conducted. Plouffe’s primary strategy was credited with achieving one of the biggest upsets in American political history, and his general election strategy resulted in President Obama winning states no Democrat had won in decades.

At Pomona, Plouffe will share the inside story about how Barack Obama was elected president, discuss how success hinges on a fundamental belief in the candidate and strategy, and examine the historic movement the campaign created.

Tickets are required though admission to the event is free of charge. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Pomona College Bridges Auditorium Box Office at (909) 621-8031 or picked up at the Box Office, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students, faculty and staff from The Claremont Colleges, should contact their Dean of Students Offices to get their tickets, two per college I.D. For Pomona, tickets are available from the Smith Campus Center.

The Pomona College distinguished lecture series, which is being inaugurated by Plouffe, is established with a generous three-year commitment from the Broe family of Denver, CO.

The college-sponsored series is designed to bring to campus exciting, high profile speakers from public life who have unique, informative perspectives on important issues. In addition to their public lecture, ideally these speakers will engage small groups of students, faculty and staff in conversation in more informal settings, such as classrooms and during meals, as part of their campus visit.