Briefing Room

Senator Sherrod Brown Makes Visit to Campus


U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will be speaking at The Ohio State University on Tuesday, October 18 from 1:15-2:15 p.m.  This Congressional Conversations event is a joint initiative of the Moritz College of Law and John Glenn College of Public Affairs, and it will be held in the Saxbe Auditorium, Drinko Hall, 55 W. 12th Ave.

Senator Brown was elected to the Senate in 2007 and represented Ohio’s 13th congressional district from 1993-2007. He currently is the ranking democratic member on the Committee of Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and also serves on the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Select Committee on Ethics. He is well-known as a champion for workers and labor and wears a lapel pin of a yellow canary to symbolize the long-standing journey for workers rights (miners often took canaries into mines to test air control. If the canary died, the miner knew the air was poor quality). Originally from Mansfield, Ohio, Brown is a Clevelander now and a die-hard Indians fan. He was first elected to the Ohio House at age 22 and began a two-term stint as Ohio Secretary of State before age 30. He is a graduate of Yale University and The Ohio State University.

Congressional Conversations brings prominent federal legislators to Ohio State on a regular basis.  Discussions focus not on the day’s partisan talking points, but rather on improving legislative process and American governance, public policy, and public service.  Students have an opportunity to engage with and learn from legislative leaders.  Most semesters the series hosts two conversations.

Advanced registration is required and seating is limited and will be made available based on date and time registered. This event is likely to fill up and interested faculty, staff, students, and friends should register early.