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Senator Jeff Bingaman to speak at LSE

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Jeff Bingaman, United States senator for New Mexico, will give a public lecture at LSE on Tuesday 21 November. He will speak on the US political landscape after the mid terms, and as the ranking senator on the Energy Committee, will also speak on US energy and climate change policy.

Howard Davies, director of LSE, will chair this event.

Jeff Bingaman is a United States senator for New Mexico, having just been re-elected to serve his fifth term. In the 109th Congress, he is the ranking member on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and sits on the Finance Committee, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.

Prior to being elected to the Senate in 1982, he was the attorney general of New Mexico for four years, and in the private practice of law before that. A graduate of Harvard University, Senator Bingaman has a law degree from Stanford University.

This lecture is on Tuesday 21 November 2006 at 2-3pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. The event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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13 November 2006

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