Former two-term Iowa governor Tom Vilsack '75 made time on Friday, Oct. 12, to speak to Albany Law students, faculty and the Capital Region community. Vilsack, who is national co-chair of Senator Clinton's presidential campaign, discussed his position on issues ranging from Iraq, Iran, Israel, Turkey, healthcare, energy, his take on being governor, and his candidacy for U.S. president.
Vilsack started with a few personal anecdotes about his career path from law school to governor, before taking questions from students which led him to speak fluently on topics around the world. Vilsack visited the school to accept the Albany Law Distinguished Alumni Award.
Last month he was named to lead a task force with former New York Governor George Pataki to examine the science, economics and politics of global warming and how it affects the U.S. international relationships. He is Of Counsel at the Dorsey & Whitney Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa.