Harold E. Ford, Jr.
Public Policy Professor and News Analyst
Former Five-Term U.S. Congressman
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Harold Ford, Jr., a Democrat, represented Tennessee’s Ninth District for 10 years in the United States Congress, where he served on the Financial Services and Budget committees. He later served as Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council, and is now active with several nonprofits and foundations, serving on the boards of the Lincoln Center, America’s Promise and Weill Cornell Medical College.
Ford is a news analyst for NBC and a Professor of Public Policy at the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Former president Bill Clinton called Ford "the walking, living embodiment of where America ought to go in the 21st century." Mr. Ford will speak about the Presidential and Congressional elections taking place just five days after his appearance at the College.