Miami alumna Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks '82 (Indiana) will join Dr. Patrick Haney in conversation on Friday, October 30 at 10:00 am EST.
Rep. Brooks is retiring from the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of the 116th Congress, her fourth term in Congress. This webinar will offer participants the chance to ask questions of the Congresswoman, as well as learn about her efforts to recruit more women to run for office and perhaps hear what she plans to do in the future.
Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks represents the 5th District of Indiana, which spans eight urban, suburban and rural counties in Central Indiana, including the north side of Indianapolis. She uses her background as a Deputy Mayor of Indianapolis, a U.S. Attorney and a community college administrator to improve education, jobs, health and homeland security. She currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and is a member of the Health, the Communications and Technology, and the Oversight and Investigations subcommittees. Through her membership on the Energy and Commerce Committee, Congresswoman Brooks has worked on mental health, substance abuse, biodefense, public safety, telecommunications issues and more. Congresswoman Brooks was raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After receiving her undergraduate degree (political science and sociology) from Miami University in 1982, Susan earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She resides in Carmel, Indiana, with her husband, David. They have two young adult children.
Patrick J. Haney is Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Science. He teaches courses on American foreign and national security policy and world politics, and started his career at Miami in the fall of 1992. His research and writing focuses on the politics of making U.S. foreign policy, including work on ethnic interest groups in general, on Cuba policy in particular, and on how U.S. Presidents use their advisers in decision-making during foreign policy crises. He took his Ph.D. at Indiana University (1992) and his B.A. from The Ohio State University (1988). He is the author or co-editor of five books and more than thirty articles and chapters.