Former Florida Governor & Sen. Bob Graham to Speak at UWF

Former Florida Governor and Sen. Bob Graham is scheduled to join a panel discussion at UWF Jan. 16 1-2:30 p.m. in the Commons Conference Center. The panelists will focus on hot button issues in today’s political climate all surrounding the First Amendment.

The discussion is called, “The Art of Public Dialogue.” Attendees can expect to hear debate and analysis on partisanship, social movements, protests, public space, and how social media has changed the way we talk about politics with each other.

Along with Graham, Associate Dean of CASSH Dr. Jocelyn Evans and Dr. Kelly Carr will join in for a panel discussion. 

Graham visits UWF for the first event of the Seligman First Amendment Lecture Series. Throughout the year, it will feature experts on political dialogue and the First Amendment. All events will be free and open to the public.

Graham served nearly ten years as Florida governor from 1979-1987. But he didn’t stop there. His political career continued as a U.S. senator from 1987-2005. During his time as senator, he co-chaired the September 11 congressional investigation and since then has authored numerous written works on the attack, the intelligence community, and creating political change as a citizen.

The former governor and senator has hardly retired after his four decades in public service. Graham continues to dedicate his time to the Everglades, the Florida economy, and, of course, visiting college campuses to encourage civic activism.

Event details:

When: Jan. 16 1-2:30 p.m.

Where: Commons Conference Center

Who: Bob Graham, Dr. Jocelyn Evans, and Dr. Kelly Carr

About: “The Art of Public Dialogue”