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Lecture series takes look back at Arizona’s political culture

February 05, 2007

Each year the Arizona Historical Foundation (AHF), which has its headquarters at ASU's Tempe campus, sponsors the Barry M. Goldwater Lecture Series.

And each year, the series, which Goldwater initiated more than a quarter-century ago, highlights one of three themes that comprise the Arizona Historical Foundation's collection policy emphasis: political, legal and business history.

This year's series, “Arizona's Political History and Culture,” brings together seven of the state's most historically significant elected leaders, including former Congressman J.D. Hayworth, former Gov. Fife Symington and former Sen. Dennis DeConcini, along with Gov. Janet Napolitano.

The lectures will take place at 10 a.m. from Feb. 7 to March 21 at ASU's Kerr Cultural Center, located at 6110 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale . Coffee is served beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The topics and speakers include:

• Feb. 7: “Twelve Years Representing Arizona's Fifth District in the U.S. House of Representatives,” J.D. Hayworth.

• Feb. 14: “Representing Arizona's Eighth District,” Rep. Jim Kolbe.

• Feb. 21: “From Washington Street to the U. S. House of Representatives,” Rep. John Shadegg.

• Feb. 28: “From the Center Aisle,” Dennis DeConcini.

• March 7: “Governing Arizona in the 1990s,” former Arizona Gov. Fife Symington.

• March 14: “Steering a Centrist Course: A New Era in Arizona Politics,” Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano.

• March 21: “Twenty-five Years in Arizona Government,” former Arizona Gov. Jane Dee Hull.

Tickets are $22.50 for reserved seating and $20.50 general seating. Discounts are available for AHF members. For more information, or to reserve tickets, call the ASU Kerr Cultural Center Box Office at (480) 596-2660.