Temp Dedication Ceremony
A Celebration of the New McKinnon Center for Global Affairs
& The Choi Auditorium
On April 26, 2014, Occidental College will dedicate the new McKinnon Center for Global Affairs and The Choi Auditorium in the newly renovated Johnson Hall. The completion of this project makes visible Oxy’s commitment to create a global, cosmopolitan culture in which faculty and students move easily between different countries and perpectives as citizens of the world.
Schedule of Events
1:30 p.m.: McKinnon Center at Johnson Hall Dedication
Global Forum, First Floor, Johnson Hall
2 p.m.: The Choi Auditorium Dedication & Inaugural Lecture by Howard Dean
The Choi Auditorium, Johnson Hall
Inagural Lecture by Howard Dean: “The First Global Generation and How They Are Changing Everything”
Presented by the Occidental College Phi Beta Kappa Speakers Series Lecture, underwritten by the Ruenitz Trust Endowment.
3:30 p.m.: Interactive Open House
Governor Howard Dean, MD
Governor Howard Dean, former Democratic National Committee Chairman, presidential candidate, six-term Governor and physician, currently works as a part-time independent consultant focusing on the areas of healthcare, early childhood development, alternative energy and the expansion of grassroots politics around the world.
Dean serves as a CNBC contributor and is the founder of Democracy for America. He also serves on the board of the National Democratic Institute where he focuses on southeast Europe and China.
Dean began his career in public service in 1982 when he transitioned from a full-time practicing physician to an elected representative in Vermont. Dean served as Governor for 12 years - the second longest serving in the state.
Respected on both sides of the political aisle, Dean was chairman of the National Governors' Association, the Democratic Governors' Association, and the New England Governors' Conference while he served as Governor of Vermont. Dean left office in Vermont to run for President in 2003 where he implemented innovative fundraising strategies such as use of the Internet.
As chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Dean created and implemented the “50 State Strategy” and the development of 21st century campaign tools. Dean is credited with helping Democrats make historic gains in 2006 and 2008. Under his leadership, significant resources were dedicated to revitalizing the Party by building and strengthening the organizational tools, technological capabilities and infrastructure required to win while laying the foundation for a long-term Democratic majority.
Before entering politics, Dean graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in political science in 1971, and received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City in 1978. Upon completing his residency at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, he went on to practice internal medicine in Shelburne, Vermont.
He is married to Dr. Judy Steinberg and they have two children, Anne and Paul.
- McKinnon Center:
- Dedication Information:
Kimberly Uribe 323-259-2523 email@example.com