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October 13, 2017
MILWAUKEE — Alex Lasry, senior vice president of the Milwaukee Bucks, will be the featured guest in an upcoming "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Thursday, Oct. 19, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School's Eckstein Hall.
Downtown Milwaukee is in the midst of a development boom, and at the center of it is a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. The arena project is bringing new life to what had been a dead zone in the downtown area. It's also providing jobs for hundreds of city residents, many of whom have been unemployed or underemployed. Lasry has played a key role in the effort to connect city residents with the jobs being created by the project. Lasry, the son of Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry, has quickly become a fixture in Milwaukee. He bought a home here, and is involved in a number of civic activities and community organizations. Before coming to Milwaukee, Lasry worked at Goldman Sachs and as an aide in the Obama White House. During his visit to the Law School, Lasry will discuss the arena project and surrounding development, the jobs that are being created, and why he thinks the project can be transformational for the city. He'll also discuss the upcoming season and offer his thoughts on his new hometown, Milwaukee.
Gousha, an award-winning broadcast journalist, is the Law School's distinguished fellow in law and public policy. His "On the Issues" series of conversations with newsmakers supports Marquette Law School's commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond.
Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha's "On the Issues" conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region's leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.
The event is at capacity for members of the general public; registration for a waiting list is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication.