Reinventing Government

Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, 6:30 p.m.

Program Admission: $10 non-members, $7 members, students & teachers, FREE for 1787 members and Fels students

Reservations Recommended. Call 215.409.6700 or order online.



How will the election results change the way Washington does business? The National Constitution Center welcomes a distinguished panel to explore how recently elected leaders will influence the political landscape. Journalist Sophie Reid, who works for WHYY and BBC News, moderates this compelling conversation featuring:

  • Former Congressman Mickey Edwards
  • Feather Houstoun, senior adviser to the Wyncote Foundation, former Pennsylvania secretary of public welfare, and former treasurer of the State of New Jersey
  • Ambassador Joseph Torsella, U.S. Representative to the United Nations for UN Management and Reform, and the Center’s former president and CEO
  • Ted Gaebler, best-selling author who worked on the Clinton administration’s mandate to “reinvent government”

The National Constitution Center and the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government are partnering on a series of public conversations. This is the fourth and final program in the “Practically Speaking” series which honors Fels’ 75th anniversary and is generously supported by David Seltzer and Poor Richard’s Charitable Trust.

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Advance reservations recommended; call 215.409.6700 or order online.

Please note that this program is subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information. National Constitution Center programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.

Parking is available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th Streets. Be sure to pick up your discounted parking voucher at event registration.


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This event is part of Election 2012, the Center’s yearlong programming series on the key issues facing Americans during this important election year.


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