Deondra Rose to interview U.S. Senator Richard Burr

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) will give a free public lecture Monday, April 1, at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Deondra Rose, assistant professor of public policy and political science, will interview Burr.

“Throughout his lengthy career in public service, Sen. Burr has shaped some of our nation’s and our state’s most important policy areas including national security, employment, college affordability, and biomedical research to name just a few,” Rose said. “We are excited to have the opportunity to learn from him, and we are delighted that he will be the first North Carolina senator to deliver the Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture.”

Rose is currently teaching PPS301: Political Analysis for Public Policy Making as part of the Hart Leadership Program.

In the Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture, “Reflections on a Quarter Century in Congress and the Future of Politics in the 21st Century,” the senator will draw on his 24 years of experience representing the people of North Carolina and give his perspective on what lies ahead.

The talk takes place 6-7:15 p.m. in Fleishman Commons and is free and open to the public. Seats are limited and simulcast rooms will be available. Doors open at 5 p.m. Free parking will be available in the Public Policy lot.

Burr is serving his third term in the U.S. Senate where he serves as chair of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the committee charged with investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He also serves on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and on the Finance Committee.

He occupies the same Senate seat Terry Sanford – after whom the Sanford School is named — held from 1986 to 1993. Previously, from 1995 to 2005, Burr served five terms in the U.S. House. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University, where he played football and majored in communications.