March 27, 2020 Press Releases and Announcements

Georgetown Institute of Politics & Public Service To Host Virtual “Reflections on Running” Event With Mayor Pete Buttigieg

by GU Politics

Georgetown Institute of Politics & Public Service To Host Virtual "Reflections on Running" Event With Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Media Contact:

Kelly Ogburn


WHAT: The Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) at the McCourt School of Public Policy, College Democrats, and the Georgetown Bipartisan Coalition will host Mayor Pete Buttigieg for a virtual forum event on Tuesday, March 31, at 6:30 PM (EDT). This virtual conversation is the latest installment of GU Politics’ “Reflections on Running” series.

“Mayor Pete” served as the mayor of South Bend, Indiana from 2012 to 2020. Buttigieg made history when he became the first openly gay Democratic candidate for president, launching his campaign for the nomination in April 2019. After winning the Iowa caucuses and the support of millions across the country, Buttigieg ended his presidential campaign and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden in March 2020.

In a conversation moderated by GU Politics’ Executive Director Mo Elleithee, Buttigieg will discuss what motivated his race for the presidency, what he learned about the American people during the campaign process, and how those lessons could apply to the current COVID-19 crisis the country is currently facing.

Launched in 2016, the GU Politics “Reflections on Running” series brings former presidential candidates together with students for a candid conversation, pulling back the curtain on what it’s like to run for the highest office in the nation, and what lessons they took away.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 31, at 6:30 PM (EDT)

WHERE: Online, via GU Politics social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube)


Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Mo Elleithee

Students from Georgetown University (for live student Q&A)

Open to press


Members of the media interested in covering should RSVP through this form by Monday, March 30 at 5:00 PM EDT. Please note that there will be no question and answer for press during the event.


The Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy is a top-ranked public policy school located in the center of the policy world in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to teach our students to design, analyze, and implement smart policies and put them into practice in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, in the U.S. and around the world.


The Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) connects and empowers students and the community in an effort to improve and reimagine politics and public service and reaffirm its promise. Founded as part of Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy in the fall of 2015, GU Politics programming is open to the entire University community.

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