On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 2 PM to 3 PM, Congressman Don Bacon spoke about U.S. foreign policy. The event was held at the Great Plains Art Museum. Approximately 100 students, faculty, and community members attended to hear the Congressman speak. There was also an opportunity for questions from the audience.
Don Bacon represents the 2nd congressional district of Nebraska. Congressman Bacon served nearly 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, specializing in electronic warfare, intelligence, reconnaissance, and public affairs, before retiring as a Brigadier General. Congressman Bacon is a combat veteran having served four deployments in the Middle East, most notably in 2007 to 2008 in Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. His military decorations include the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, two Bronze Stars, two Legion of Merits, and five Meritorious Service Medals. He was also named Europe’s top Air Force Wing Commander. Congressman Bacon was elected to Congress in 2016. He serves on the House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Armed Services, and the House Committee on Small Business.
This event was part of the Thomas C. Sorensen Policy Seminar Series of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, and supported by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Arts & Sciences through the Thomas C. Sorensen Endowment.
Co-sponsors included: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Civic Engagement, College of Arts and Sciences, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and the Department of Political Science