What we do

Every year, we host elected officials, advocates, operatives, and journalists to promote political dialogue on campus. In the past, we have welcomed Black Lives Matter leader DeRay Mckesson, Governor Dan Malloy, Chief Policy Adviser for Hillary for America Jake Sullivan, Senator Chris Murphy, and National Press Secretary for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign Symone Sanders. We also organize small “policy seminars” with Yale Law and Yale College professors so Yalies can learn more about education, climate, criminal justice, and tax policy.

Other recent speakers include former FBI Director James Comey, former Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd, Governor Ned Lamont, New Haven mayoral candidate Justin Elicker and former Presidential Candidate Howard Dean.