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Season 2007 Episode 0212

Mayor Cory Booker

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Mayor Cory Booker
The State of American DemocracyThe Wolfson Center for National Affairs at The New School in association with Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy presents this year's Barbara Jordan Lecture by the Honorable Cory Booker, the 36th mayor of Newark, New Jersey, who discusses the vital role of local government as the foundation of a living, and not just theoretical, democracy and the possibilities and limitations of local government in supporting important social reforms.Mr. Booker, a graduate of Stanford University and a Rhodes Scholar, was a staff attorney for the Urban Justice Center in New York and a program coordinator for the Newark Youth Project before he won a seat on the Newark City Council. He was elected mayor in 2006.This event was supported by the Barbara Jordan Lecture Fund, endowed by the late Vera List, a long-time benefactor and trustee of The New School, in honor of the late African-American congresswoman from Texas. The lecture series is devoted to the state of democracy, reflecting Representative Jordan's legacy as one that turns a critical eye on the U.S. political experience, with the lectures as a scorecard on how we are faring as a country.moreless

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