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Pete Buttigieg in Conversation

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February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Balch Auditorium
Scripps College 1030 Columbia Ave. Scripps College
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
Scripps Presents
(909) 607-8508


This event is sold out. Tickets may become available on the day of the program. Please visit the Scripps Presents Box Office at Balch Auditorium beginning at 6:30 pm on the day of the program to have you name added to the wait list. Guests will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Heartland politics: rather than a monolithic “flyover country,” the midwestern voting public can be—as both parties learned during the last presidential election—stubbornly elusive. Who better to make that point than an openly gay, Millennial war veteran serving his second term as Democratic mayor in a Rust Belt state that Trump won by 20 percent? Pete Buttigieg, who was elected mayor of South Bend, Indiana, in 2011 at the age of 29, has been described by the Washington Post as “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of” and by the New York Times as “the perfect Democratic candidate.” He visits Scripps to discuss his new book, Shortest Way Home, which details his visionary work in South Bend and its implications for the future of America. Peter Hamby, political journalist and current head of news at Snapchat, joins him for a conversation.