Fall is always a busy time at Tisch College, as we welcome a new class of active citizens to Tufts, launch many of our student programs, and host exciting events to promote civic engagement and public service on campus and beyond. This year, we are especially excited about a series of public events in the next few months that will celebrate service, engage alumni, and bring diverse leaders to campus to engage with students and faculty. We hope you’ll join us at these upcoming events:

September 3 – Congresswoman Katherine Clark
Alumnae Lounge, 7:00 p.m.

Congresswoman Clark and Tisch College will host a panel discussion on gun control policy. The second in a series of monthly policy discussions that Clark is holding in the district, the event will feature four guest panelists and an engaging discussion moderated by the Congresswoman. Free and open to the public. RSVP for this event here

September 8 – Wes Moore Lecture and Book Signing
Cohen Auditorium, Medford Campus 8:00 p.m.

Wes Moore is the author of this year’s Common Reading Book, recommended by Tisch College to all incoming first-year undergraduates: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates. The book tells the true story of two kids named Wes Moore, born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence. Free and unticketed.

Follow Wes Moore on Twitter: wesmoore1 and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheOtherWesMoore

September 9 – So You Wanna Be a Social Entrepreneur?
Sackler Building, Room 114 (145 Harrison Avenue, Boston), 6:30 p.m.

The new Tufts alumni Social Impact Network will host an evening of networking and innovative insights with two of the country’s leading social entrepreneurs: Vanessa Kirsch, J87, and Alan Khazei. This dynamic duo was recently named among the “World’s Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine and has pioneered some of the most sweeping advances in social innovation over the past three decades. The discussion will be moderated by Alan D. Solomont, Dean of Tisch College. The event is free and open to the public. Please register here.

September 12 – AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary Celebration
Gantcher Center, 10:30 a.m.

Tisch College is proud to host the Massachusetts celebration of the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps. The program will include a keynote address from Robert L. Gordon III, President of Be the Change, Inc. There will also be a National Swearing-In & Re-Commitment-to-Service Ceremony for AmeriCorps Members and Alumni in conjunction with a simulcast from the White House. The event is free and open to the public. Please register here.

September 15 – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren
Cohen Auditorium, noon

Join Tisch College as we launch the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series with an engaging talk from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who will deliver the third Alan D. Solomont Lecture on Citizenship and Public Service. Senator Warren is a fearless consumer advocate who has made the fight for middle class families her life’s work. Tickets are free and available to the Tufts community starting Monday, September 8, at the Cohen Box Office. Members of the public may reserve free tickets by calling 888-320-4103.

October 6 – Rishi Manchanda, A97, M03
Sackler Auditorium (145 Harrison Avenue, Boston), 4:00 p.m.

Tufts alumni Rishi Manchanda is the author of The Upstream Doctors: Medical Innovators Track Sickness to Its Source, the 2014 Common Reading Book for first-year Tufts medical students. In the book, Manchanda argues that the future of our health and our healthcare system depends on growing and supporting a new generation of healthcare practitioners who look upstream for the sources of our problems, rather than simply go for quick-hit symptom relief.


In addition to these events, later this Fall we will host former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, for the second lecture in the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series. For more information about any upcoming event, email us at activecitizen@tufts.edu.