Socially Responsible Innovation

John Kasich
27 Mar 2024
7:00 PM
Great Hall, Memorial Union
  • Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics
  • Political Science Department
  • Student Innovation Center
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

2023-2024 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science 

Two-term former Ohio Governor John Kasich is a politician, a New York Times best-selling author, and a contributor for MSNBC and NBC News who believes that unity is the answer to our most common problems. He is known as a leading voice in promoting bipartisan solutions to health care reform, immigration and international trade, and has been one of the few Republicans to advocate for Medicaid’s expansion.

Kasich served as a member of Congress from central Ohio for 18 years. He was elected to the U.S. House at just 30 years old, after having become the youngest state senator in Ohio history. He went on to become the chairman of the House Budget Committee and balanced the Federal Budget four times — a feat not accomplished since. After leaving Congress in 2000, Kasich worked as a managing director in the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers, where he helped companies secure the resources they needed to succeed and create jobs. He undertook a high-profile run for President in 2016, ultimately earning 154 delegates and shifting the tenor of debate from negative personal attacks to one of "light and hope." He was the final major challenger to Donald Trump for the Republican nomination. 

Drawing on his decades of experience in the Statehouse and the halls of Congress, Governor Kasich examines the key issues that will define the next decade of American public policy. From fiscal policy and healthcare to foreign affairs, Gov. Kasich explains how the inability of America’s leaders to confront these mounting problems with legitimate solutions has disillusioned voters who see no progress from either party. Through it all, Governor Kasich reminds  audiences that, at the end of the day, change comes from the bottom up.

Arrangements for the appearance of John Kasich made through UTA Speakers, New York, New York.

This lecture will be delivered as a fireside chat format with Dr. Karen Kedrowski. 

Dr. Karen M. Kedrowski is Director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics and Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University. The Catt Center conducts research on women and politics, with a focus on Iowa; and promotes civic engagement. In addition to her duties at the Catt Center, Dr. Kedrowski teaches courses in American Politics and conducts research on women in American politics and civic engagement. She joined the Iowa State faculty in January 2019.

Dr. Kedrowski is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Prior to coming to Iowa State, she spent 24 years at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where she served in many roles, including Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She also received Winthrop’s highest faculty honor, Distinguished Professor, in 2011.

This lecture was recorded and is available to view on the Available Recordings page