October 21, 2014

Former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr to present lecture

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Former U.S. Congressman Bob Barr of Georgia will present a lecture Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s law school auditorium. 

Barr’s presentation, “Executive Branch Overeach -- A Serious and Growing Threat,” begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Hiram H. Lesar Building. The event is free and the public is invited. The law school’s student organization Federalist Society is sponsoring the event. Barr will apply his libertarian principles to law and public policy.

Media Advisory

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr’s lecture. For more information, contact William Schroeder, visiting lecturer at the SIU School of Law, at wschroe@law.siu.edu.

Barr served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, where he was a member of the House Judiciary Committee, vice chairman of the Government Reform Committee and a member of the Committee for Financial Services. In July, Barr lost in a Republican primary runoff for a seat in the U.S. House from Georgia. He was the Libertarian Party nominee for president in 2008. 

An attorney, writer, teacher and consultant, Barr is a former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia from 1986 to 1990. He runs “Liberty Strategies,” a public policy consulting firm in Atlanta. He is the author of three books, including “The Meaning of Is: The Squandered Impeachment and Wasted Legacy of William Jefferson Clinton” and “Bob Barr’s Lessons in Liberty.”