The Tanner Lecture Series on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility
Governor Lincoln Chafee
“Civility and Citizenship: Reinventing the Great Society”
Since 2011, Lincoln Chafee has served as the Governor of Rhode Island. From 1999 to 2007, he served in the U.S. Senate. Prior to the Senate, he served on the Warwick City Council and as the city’s Mayor.
As Governor, Chafee has wrestled with an inherited financial crisis, and has focused his efforts on education and workforce revitalization. He also signed a marriage equality act, pushed forward health care reform, and initiated green projects.
Politically, Governor Chafee has been literally at the center of the issue of polarization. A centrist Republican and the descendent of a long line of prominent Republicans, Chafee left the Republican Party in 2007. He was elected Governor as an independent. In May 2013, he became a Democrat, and in September he announced that he would not seek re-election as Governor.
Thursday, April 24
Reception following the lecture
Guests are welcome and no RSVP is required
Special parking arrangements
Park at the Irving Avenue Garage and indicate you are attending the Governor Chafee/Tanner/Maxwell School event to receive the special lecture parking rate
What does it mean to be an ethical citizen? What do the needs for public responsibility demand from us, whether we work in the private or the public sectors, and whether we are entry-level employees or top leaders? The Tanner Lecture Series on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility provides a public forum for exploring these questions in provocative and challenging ways. Speakers are leaders in their fields who have wrestled with these questions and demonstrated—through their life and work—that generative efforts can enrich both our private and public lives. Collectively the lectures aim to stimulate audiences to re-envision their own responsibilities in different, and at times deliberately unsettling ways—not merely to inform, but to engage and provoke, and to leave a lasting impression that influences future behavior. In this way, the Tanner Lectures seek to expand horizons and spark new conversations about the problems and opportunities we collectively face as citizens of nations and of the world.
The series has been generously endowed by Dr. W. Lynn Tanner, founder, CEO, and chairman of TEC Canada, a leadership development organization dedicated to accelerating the growth and development of outstanding twenty-first century leaders. Dr. Tanner received his Ph.D. from the Maxwell School in 1975, where his studies focused on organizational change and development in the public and private sectors. For more information visit The Campbell Public Affairs Institute.