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The Edmund Fusco Contemporary Issues Forum brings outstanding scholars, leaders, and policy-makers to the UConn campus to share their knowledge and perspectives with the community.

The program is sponsored by the Fusco family of New Haven, who created the contemporary issues forum at UConn through a philanthropic gift to celebrate their family's 90th year in business, as well as the 90th birthday of Edmund Fusco. Through these forums, members of the UConn community are given the opportunity to challenge and expand their views on topics of profound and lasting influence. Community involvement is also integral; businesses and individuals are able to financially support this endeavor through multi-level sponsorship.

2014 Keynote Speaker
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

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Hillary Rodham Clinton served as the 67th U.S. Secretary of State from 2009 until 2013, after nearly four decades in public service. Her "smart power" approach to foreign policy repositioned American diplomacy and development for the 21st century. Clinton played a central role in restoring America’s standing in the world, reasserting the United States as a Pacific power, imposing crippling sanctions on Iran and North Korea, responding to the Arab Awakening and negotiating a ceasefire in the Middle East. Earlier, as First Lady and Senator from New York, she traveled to more than 80 countries as a champion of human rights, democracy, and opportunities for women and girls. Clinton also worked to provide health care to millions of children, create jobs and opportunity, and support first responders who risked their lives at Ground Zero. In her historic campaign for President, Clinton won 18 million votes.

Event Information

This year's event will be open to UConn students, faculty and staff from the Storrs and regional campuses.

The event will be broadcast live at our campus locations to the UConn community - no public access.

UConn Avery Point
Auditorium, Academic Building. Capacity: 300

UConn Hartford
Auditorium, Library Building. Capacity: 348

UConn Health
Low Learning Center. Capacity: 70

UConn Law
Davis Courtroom, Starr Hall. Capacity: 150

UConn Stamford
Multipurpose Room, 108. Capacity: 300

UConn Storrs
Theatre, Student Union. Capacity: 500
Konover Auditorium, Dodd Center. Capacity: 185

UConn Torrington
Lecure Hall. Capacity: 248

UConn Waterbury
Multipurpose Room, 113-116. Capacity: 125

Date: April 23, 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Storrs campus

For additional information or questions, please call University Events and Conference Services at (860) 486-1038.

There will be no tickets available to the general public.


Lottery Information - Storrs

Location: Student Union, Theatre Box Office

When:
Tuesday, March 25: 12:00 – 5:30pm
Wednesday, March 26: 11:00 – 3:00pm
Thursday, March 27: 12:00 – 5:30pm

Lottery process:

  • Current faculty, staff and students from the Storrs Campus may enter to be eligible for approximately 1900 tickets;
  • Lottery entrant will be asked to read attendee terms before entering lottery;
  • Current UConn ID will be swiped to verify eligibility;
  • One-swipe per person;
  • Through random computer generation, approximately 1900 names will be selected; a waitlist will also be pulled;
  • Lottery winners and non-winners will be emailed their status – selected, waitlist, or not selected. Email will outline dates/times to pick-up ticket; and
  • If ticket is not picked-up in designated timeframe, the waitlist will be accessed.

Ticket information for those selected:

  • Ticket must be picked-up in person at the Jorgensen Box Office in Storrs;
  • Ticket pick-up will occur: April 1, 2 and 3 between the hours of 10:00am and 5:00pm;
  • 1 ticket per person;
  • Current UConn ID must be presented again;
  • Box office will record name and seat number;
  • Ticket will designate if faculty/staff or student;
  • Ticket is complimentary and not for sale or re-sale;
  • UConn will not replace lost or stolen tickets; and
  • Ticket is not transferable.

Lottery Information - Regional Campuses, School of Social Work and Law School

When:
Tuesday, March 25: 8:30am – 12:30pm (email only)
Wednesday, March 26: 8:30am – 12:30pm (email only)
Thursday, March 27: 8:30am – 12:30pm (email only)

Lottery process:

  • Current faculty, staff and students from the Regional Campuses, School of Social Work and Law School may enter to be eligible for approximately 100 tickets;
  • One entry per person;
  • Email rsvp@uconn.edu during dates/times listed above;
  • Subject: Fusco Lottery;
  • Body of message should include First name, Last name, Status: Faculty, staff or student, Campus, and mailing address;
  • Lottery entrant will be sent attendance terms which will require an acknowledgement response, before entering lottery;
  • Through random computer generation, approximately 100 names will be selected;
  • Lottery winners and non-winners will be emailed their status - selected, waitlist, or not selected; and
  • Tickets will be mailed to those selected.

Ticket information for those selected:

  • 1 ticket per person;
  • University Events and Conference Services will record which ticket they are giving to each winner;
  • Tickets will be mailed;
  • Ticket will designate if faculty/staff or student;
  • Ticket is complimentary and not for sale or re-sale;
  • UConn will not replace lost or stolen tickets; and
  • Ticket is not transferable.

Current UConn ID Cards



Questions may be directed to University Events and Conference Services at rsvp@uconn.edu or by calling 860-486-1038.


Past Forum Speakers

2012
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, historian, and political commentator