How We Won
Progressive Lessons from the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University &
Founder and Director of the Palm Center
Thursday, September 26, 2013
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Reception with refreshments and light fare
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Aaron’s presentation followed by Q & A
UC San Diego
International House, Grand Hall Asante 123AD
9500 Gilman Drive, 0550, La Jolla, CA 92093
For directions and parking in Pangea Parking Structure: Click here
No charge to attend but please RSVP by September 23 online here so we can plan for seating and refreshments.
(If you don’t have an account, you can register as a “non-registered user.”)
About the Program and the Speaker
In his talk, Dr. Aaron C. Belkin ’88 will discuss the 17-year struggle to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” legislation, which banned lesbians and gays from serving openly in the military. Belkin, a scholar with more than a decade of hands-on experience in the repeal campaign, shares an insider’s perspective on the strategies that he and others used to encourage a change of mind – and change of heart — in the American people and its Congress.
Dr. Belkin founded the Palm Center, an institute that produces scholarship designed to enhance the quality of public dialogue about critical and controversial public policy issues. He has been one of the nation’s leading advocates on the gays-in-the-military issue for more than a decade. For more information on Dr. Belkin, click here .