February 27, 2018

Former Sen. Bob Kerrey kicks off Spring 2018 Presidential Lecture Series

Mitch Daniels and Bob Kerrey President Mitch Daniels and former Sen. Bob Kerrey at the Presidential Lecture Series event on Feb. 26. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons) Download image

Former Sen. Bob Kerrey of Nebraska launched the Spring 2018 Presidential Lecture Series at Purdue University on Monday (Feb. 26).

A former U.S. Navy SEAL, Kerrey received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Vietnam War. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy.

Kerrey joined Purdue President Mitch Daniels for an hourlong conversation and audience Q&A session in Matthews Hall, Room 210.

Kerrey served one term as governor of Nebraska from 1983-87, before representing Nebraska in the Senate from 1989 to 2001. After leaving the Senate, Kerrey continued his work in public service, serving on the 9/11 Commission, the advisory board of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association, the Concord Coalition and the Natural Resources Defense Council. He is also the past president of The New School.

Kerrey is currently managing director at Allen & Co., an investment banking and financial advisory firm, and executive chairman of the Minerva Institute for Research and Scholarship. 

Writer: Kelly O’Keeffe, kokeeffe@purdue.edu

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