Join the IOP as we welcome Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and former South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges for a conversation on their time as Democratic governors in southern states. Governor McAuliffe was elected the 72nd Governor of Virginia in 2013, having previously served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Governor Hodges served as the 114th Governor of South Carolina from 1999-2003, following over a decade of service in the South Carolina House of Representatives. Together, they’ll discuss the unique priorities of Democratic politics in the south, the challenges of addressing their states’ legacies of oppression, and the recent increases in white supremacist violence, as seen in Charlottesville this summer.
This discussion will be moderated by Bakari Sellers, former South Carolina state representative and an IOP Pritzker fellow for the Fall 2017 quarter.