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The American Experience Distinguished Speaker Series

Late Pitt scholar Robert G. Hazo created the American Experience program over 50 years ago to offer Pittsburgh’s mid-to-high-level managers the opportunity to gain insight into political and economic thought with the intent of enlightening the public’s political discourse. The program’s current director is Mark Nordenberg, Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh, Director of the Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy, and Chair of the Institute of Politics. The series is co-sponsored by the David C. Frederick Honors College and focuses on political and economic issues and has featured addresses by such internationally renowned speakers as Pat Buchanan, Paul R. Ehrlich, Bruce Babbitt, Judy Woodruff, Dick Thornburgh, Mark Nordenberg, and the late John Kenneth Galbraith.