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    Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: The New Vice Presidency: From Dick Cheney to Kamala Harris

    GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. David Smailes, Associate Professor, Political Science, and Program Coordinator, Master of Public Administration, Framingham State University

    Many young people are encouraged to grow up to become president of the United States, but how many of us are have dreamed of becoming vice president? While the vice presidency has often been dismissed as inconsequential, recent vice presidents have exercised important influence over the administrations they served. This presentation will discuss the changing role of the vice president in American politics, the influence recent vice presidents have enjoyed and the likely role Vice President Harris will play in the Biden administration.

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