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2018-2019 SEASON

SENATORS BOB KERREY AND CHUCK HAGEL OCTOBER 22, 2018 - 3:30 p.m. CST.
NEBRASKA INNOVATION CAMPUS CONFERENCE CENTER
2021 TRANSFORMATION DRIVE, LINCOLN

Stewards of Civil Discourse: Value and Impacts on Nebraska's Future

Bob Kerrey
Bob Kerrey

BOB KERREY

Today Bob Kerrey is the Managing Director at Allen & Company in New York. He is also the Executive Chairman of the Minerva Institute. He represented Nebraska in the United States Senate for two terms. He served on the Senate's Agriculture and Forestry Committee and was a leader in drafting farm legislation, soil and water conservation statutes, and regulations to promote equity in rural health, communication and transportation. Prior to serving in the U.S. Senate, Kerrey served as Nebraska's governor for four years. Prior to serving as governor, he helped build a chain of restaurants and health clubs. He also served three years in the United States Navy in the Vietnam War and received a Congressional Medal of Honor for his service as a Navy SEAL.

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Chuck Hagel
Chuck Hagel

CHUCK HAGEL

Chuck Hagel was the 24th Secretary of Defense, serving from February 2013 to February 2015. He is the only Vietnam veteran and the first enlisted combat veteran to serve as Secretary of Defense. He also served two terms in the United States Senate (1997-2009) representing the state of Nebraska. While in the Senate he was a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; and Intelligence Committees.  He chaired the Foreign Relations International Economic Policy, Export and Trade Promotion Subcommittee; and the Banking Committee’s International Trade and Finance, and Securities Subcommittees.  Hagel also served as the chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China and the Senate Climate Change Observer Group. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Hagel worked in the private sector as the president of McCarthy & Co., an investment banking firm based in Omaha, Nebraska, and served as chairman of the Board of American Information Systems (AIS).

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