August Brown Bag: Michael W. Evans “Congress and Shakespeare”

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Date(s) - 08/28/2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ketchum Hall, Veterans of Foreign Wars Building


Event Description

In his talk, Evans will discuss how has Shakespeare’s thinking affected U.S. politics historically as well as how an understanding of Shakespeare could improve American politics in the future. In addition, he will explain why the Folger Shakespeare Library is located virtually across the street from the U.S. Capitol.

Evans has served as the Democratic chief counsel and deputy staff director since 2003. Evans has previously written about Shakespeare and Congress. He wrote an article titled: Shakespeare’s Guide to Tax Policy: ‘Know You of This Taxation?’ in 2009 for K&L Gates. Prior to serving as the Democratic chief counsel and deputy staff director, U.S. Senate Finance Committee, Evans served for eight years as Democratic Chief Counsel at the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. He was extensively involved in legislation regarding the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, Superfund, the Highway Bill, the Endangered Species Act, and other national environmental public works laws.

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