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The Watson Institute Distinguished Lecture Presents U.S. Senator Jack Reed ─ The Challenges of a Turbulent World

Sunday, November 15, 2015

4 p.m.

John Carter Brown Library, 94 George Street

Registration required, space is limited. For tickets please visit senatorjackreedlecture.eventbrite.com.

Reception to follow.

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A former Army Ranger, Jack Reed is a national leader on defense and economic issues.

Reed grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island. His father was a school custodian and World War II Navy veteran and his mother was a homemaker. Reed attended West Point (B.S., ’71); the John F. Kennedy School of Government (M.P.P., ’73); and Harvard Law School (J.D., ’81). After retiring from active duty, working at a law firm, and serving at several levels of government, the people of Rhode Island elected Reed in 1996 to succeed Claiborne Pell (D-RI) as Rhode Island's 46th U.S. Senator; and re-elected him in 2002, 2008, and 2014.

A member of the powerful Appropriations Committee, Reed is the top Democrat on the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, where he focuses on directing federal funding to the Ocean State to create jobs, strengthen our infrastructure, and support economic and community development.

Reed is also the Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee, and a senior member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, where he authored several key pieces of the historic Wall Street reform law and helped create a powerful new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to give American families the tools to fight unfair and abusive practices in the financial marketplace.

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