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The Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership has been a proud host of a variety of events over the years.

Distinguished Speaker Series

 

Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership

Distinguished Speaker Series

Spring 2008

Congressman Stephen Lynch
presented on "Politics, Policies and Current Events"

on March 26, 2008

Over 140 attendees comprised of BSU students, faculty, staff and community members.

 

 

Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership

Distinguished Speaker Series - Fall 2007

Former Governor Michael Dukakis
presented on "The Uninsured -- 47 Million and Counting"

on November 14, 2007

Over 142 attendees comprised of BSU students, faculty, staff  and community members. 

 

Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership

Distinguished Speaker Series - Fall 2006

Congressman Barney Frank
presented on "U.S. Policy in Iraq"

on November 13, 2006

Over 260 attendees comprised of BSU students, faculty, staff and community members.

 

Commonwealth Politics

 

Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership

Commonwealth Politics
June 22, 2007

Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis and Representative John Sears reunited once again to appear on the award winning Commonwealth Politics show to provide a 25 Year Reflection on their Governor's Race and to discuss the current state of the Commonwealth. The show is taped at the Television Studio in the Moakley Center and hosted by CDGL staff.

 

 

Global Initiatives

Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership

Open World Moldova
October 22, 2009

The Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership hosted delegates from the Open World Moldova program at a luncheon/discussion at the college. Open World is a Rotary/US Congressional sponsored program and the delegates consist of government officials from Moldova.

The delegates spoke to members of the political science faculty, former MA Inspector General Robert Cerasoli, and Dean Rita Miller. Questions discussed included:

  • The American experience in controlling political party financing.
  • The legislation regarding public acquisitions and controlling agencies.
  • Legislation and enforcement of lobbying activities - The investigation in major corruption issues.
  • The conflict of interests and the control of this domain in US Public agencies.
  • Ensuring publicity and transparency of judicial actions.
  • How civil council members monitor the activity of police department or other law enforcement agencies.

Moldova Delegates in attendance: Mircea Andrei Esanu, Consultant, secretary of the Anticorruption Alliance , Eurasian Foundation in Moldova; Efim Pavel Obreja, Expert, Transparency international- Moldova; Dorin Constantin Purice, Head of the Risk Management Department, Customs Department; Vitalie Constantin Verebceanu, Deputy Director, CCCEC; Olesea Fortuna, facilitator, Open World Program Coordinator, American Councils for International Education; Valery Yegorov, translator.

Open World Representatives: PDG 08-09, Steve Silverman, Rotarian from Plymouth and Past District Governor of Rotary District 7950; Amy-Jo Aronson-Silverman, Rotarian from Rockland Hanson and Open World Coordinator for District 7950; Beth Roll Smith, Past President of The Bridgewaters Rotary Club; Paul Nicol, Rotarian from Rockland Hanson and Co-Chair of District 7950 RYLA (Youth Leadership) Committee; Fran Jeffries, Past President of The Bridgewaters Rotary Club, Literacy Chair for District 7950; DG 09 - 10, Terry Humfryes, Rotarian from The Bridgewaters Rotary Club and current District Governor of Rotary District 7950.

Bridgewater State University Panel: George Serra, Professor and Chairperson of Political Studies and Director of Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership; Mark Kemper, Associate Professor of Political Science and Assistant Director of the Center for Democratic Governance and Leadership; Michael Kryzanek, Professor of Political Science; Brian Frederick, Assistant Professor of Political Science; Wendy Haynes, Associate Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of MPA Program; Shaheen Mozaffar, Professor of Political Science and Coordinator, The African Legislatures Project; Rita Miller, Acting Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences; and special guest: Robert Cerasoli, Former Inspector General of Massachusetts. (Moldovan delegates received a historical tour of Bridgewater State University by David Wilson.)