Former House Speaker Paul Ryan
Discusses Career, State of Politics at UVA Center for Politics Forum Friday

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – Paul Ryan, the former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, will discuss his time in Congress and the state of American politics at a public event on Friday, Feb. 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the Grounds of the University of Virginia.

University of Virginia Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato will interview Ryan at the Dome Room of the UVA Rotunda. Registration is now at capacity but members of the media are welcome to attend. The event is sponsored by the Center for Politics and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

Ryan was first elected to the House in 1998 from Wisconsin’s First Congressional District, located in the southeastern part of the state, and during his time in the House became one of the Republican Party’s national leaders. He served as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate on the 2012 Republican presidential ticket, and he became Speaker of the House in 2015, serving in that role until his retirement from the House in early 2019.

Friday’s forum is part of “Democracy in Perilous Times: Unprecedented Challenges and Controversies,” an ongoing program series organized by the Center for Politics and the Batten School as part of the National Symposium Series.