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Gingrich to speak on health care policy

Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 4:30 p.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, will present a lecture titled "Real Change: Bringing Health and Health Care Into the World That Works" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

In his new book, "Real Change: From the World That Fails to the World That Works," Gingrich argues that while Americans want real change, Democrats can't provide solutions and Republicans won't.

First elected in 1978 to represent Georgia in Congress, Gingrich served as speaker of the house from 1995 to 1999. He was the chief architect of the "Contract With America," which resulted in the Republican Party winning the the 1994 midterm election majority in the House of Representatives, ending 40 years of control by the Democrats.

Gingrich currently serves with former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey as co-chair of the independent National Commission for Quality Long-Term Care. He is an adviser to the U.S. Department of Defense, serves on the terrorism task force for the Council on Foreign Relations and teaches at the National Defense University.

The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the College Democrats and the College Republicans.

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