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Newt Gingrich to address 'Civility in Politics' in free talk at ETSU
Newt Gingrich photo by Gage Skidmore

JOHNSON CITY (Feb. 12, 2016) – Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich will address “Civility in Politics” in a free public lecture at East Tennessee State University on Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the D.P. Culp University Center’s Martha Street Culp Auditorium.

Gingrich’s talk, part of Civility Week at ETSU, will not advocate one party over another, according to Brandon Johnson, president of the College Republicans and chair of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). 

In addition to College Republicans and YAF, co-sponsors include the ETSU Student Government Association, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and Department of Political Science, International Affairs and Public Administration, along with the Milligan College Republicans, King University College Republicans, Washington County Republican Women and more.

Currently a Fox News contributor, author and senior adviser to the Dentons law firm, Gingrich served as a representative of the 6th district of Georgia and is known as the architect of the 1994 “Contract with America” that led to the Republican Party’s election to majority status in the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years.  In 2012, he was a candidate for the Republican nomination for president of the United States. 

Also a historian, Gingrich has published 27 books, including 14 fiction and non-fiction New York Times bestsellers.  He and his wife, Callista, host and produce historical and public policy documentaries through their company, Gingrich Productions.

For more information, contact Johnson at 423-494-4894 or , or the ETSU Student Organization Resource Center at 423-439-6633 or .  For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.

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