The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs will host a talk by Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont and a Senior Fellow at Jackson, on Monday, Oct. 10, at 5pm in the GM Room, Horchow Hall (55 Hillhouse Ave).

The talk, “Election 2016: The Referenda on Democracy and Capitalism,” is open to the general public.

Dean served as Vermont’s governor from 1991 to 2003. He gained national prominence as a leading Democratic candidate in the 2004 presidential election. He was elected as chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in 2005, serving until 2009. As chair, Dean was lead strategist, spokesman and fundraiser for the DNC. He is credited with pioneering an energetic 50-state strategy and the development of 21st century campaign tools that helped Democrats make historic gains in the 2006 and 2008 elections.

Dean has also served as chairman of the National Governors’ Association, the Democratic Governors’ Association, as well as the New England Governors’ Conference while serving as Governor of Vermont. He is the founder of Democracy for America, a MSNBC contributor and on the Board of Directors for National Democratic Institute (NDI). Before entering politics Dean worked as a physician.

At Jackson, Dean teaches a seminar on the politics of foreign policy.