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Ex-governors Discuss Cities' Role in Presidential Race

Former governors Ann Richards of Texas, Jim Florio of New Jersey and Lowell Weicker of Connecticut, and President of the National Urban League, Hugh Price, will participate in a discussion of "An Urban Agenda for Election '96," as part of the second David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum on Thursday, May 2, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the rotunda of Low Memorial Library on the campus of Columbia University (116th Street and Broadway). The forum, which will be moderated by ABC political commentator Jeff Greenfield, is sponsored by the Barnard-Columbia Center for Urban Policy. Former Mayor Dinkins is Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs at Columbia and a senior fellow at the Barnard-Columbia Center for Urban Policy.

"The purpose of this forum is to encourage discussion of urban issues during the 1996 presidential election campaign," said Professor Ester Fuchs, Director of the Barnard-Columbia Center. "Our panelists were chosen because they are intimately familiar with the workings of government-but not currently in office-enabling them to offer the critique of an outsider with the knowledge of an insider."

The Barnard-Columbia Center for Urban Policy was created in the spring of 1994 to foster a more informed national dialogue on the problems and successes of our cities.

WHAT: Barnard-Columbia Center for Urban Policy Forum:
"Urban Agenda for Election '96"
WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 6:30 - 8:00 P.M.
WHERE: Low Library Rotunda, Columbia University
(W. 116th Street & Broadway)