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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert visits UC Irvine

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives J. Dennis Hastert visited UC Irvine on Thursday, Feb. 23. Throughout the day filled with student meetings, a public lecture and a dinner gathering, Hastert reflected on his experiences as the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House from 1999 to 2007, during such challenging times as 9/11 and the war in Iraq. The day’s events were organized by the School of Social Sciences’ Center for the Study of Democracy, which is devoted to improving the democratic process at home and promoting democracy worldwide.

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Evelyn Shih-Pitcairn
Chancellor Michael Drake (left) introduced former Speaker Dennis Hastert at a University Club dinner, completing a full day of events with the speaker.