Tulane students in Professor Carville's Current American Politics course got the surprise of a lifetime when President Bill Clinton spoke to the class this week.  The course studies contemporary political issues, so an impromptu class trip was scheduled to hear the President speak at an event for United States Senator Mary Landrieu in Baton Rouge, LA.  

After the event concluded, the students were rushed to a private room to hear from their special guest speaker.


"We are fortunate that of President Clinton's many talents, brevity with young people is not one of them," said Professor of Practice James Carville.  "The President spent a lot of one on one time with the class sharing stories from his Presidential campaign and Presidency. What a great experience for our students and a terrific part of a Tulane education."


Nick Stone, a senior from Portland Oregon double-majoring in political science and political economy stated, "The whole experience was unbelievable, from getting the email about the opportunity right up to meeting the former President himself. There was even a moment when both Senator Landrieu and President Clinton were talking to us at the same time, which made the whole scenario completely surreal."


Adjunct Professor Mike Sherman who participated in the trip and assists with the course added, "Since its inception, this course has been about bridging the worlds of theory and practice.  After a semester of hearing stories from Professor Carville, we all enjoyed hearing President Clinton share stories about Professor Carville and the 1992 campaign.  It goes without saying our Tulane students represented the University proudly."

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