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February 12, 2018
MILWAUKEE — Steven Olikara, the founder and president of the Millennial Action Project, will be the featured guest in an upcoming "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School's Eckstein Hall.
Olikara wants to change American politics as we know it. A self-described political entrepreneur, Olikara leads the Millennial Action Project, a national, nonpartisan organization that's working with millennial policymakers to overcome partisan gridlock. The Millennial Action Project has organized the nation's first-ever bipartisan millennial caucus in Congress and is active in 20 state legislatures.
Olikara sees opportunity to find common ground on issues such as entrepreneurship, democracy reform, education, and the environment. Olikara also served as a senior advisor to Lighting Africa, an initiative of multi-platinum recording artist Akon, which has provided a million homes in Africa with solar power. The Brookfield native and University of Wisconsin graduate has also been recognized as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, as an Aspen Institute Ideas Scholar, and as a member of Forbes Magazine's "30 Under 30."
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 open to members of the general public at no cost; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication.