U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges: A Talk with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)

Trinity’s Department of Political Science Hosts Lecture and Q&A on October 5

​Hartford, Connecticut, October 3, 2016 –

WHAT: Trinity College’s Department of Political Science is hosting a discussion with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT). Murphy, a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will address his role on the committee and the challenges faced by U.S. foreign policy. This will be an opportunity for students to engage with one of the most recognized members of the Senate on a subject that has been polarizing during the presidential campaign.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

                      Event begins at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: McCook Auditorium


Background: Chris Murphy, the junior United States Senator for Connecticut, has been a strong voice in the Senate fighting for job creation, affordable health care, education, sensible gun laws, and foreign policy.

Murphy is a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, and the Senate Appropriations Committee. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Murphy served Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District for three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. During his time in the House, Murphy worked to improve access to housing for homeless veterans, foster job creation and advocate for affordable healthcare for all Americans. Murphy authored the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act to revitalize housing programs for people with disabilities. The bill was signed into law by the president in 2010.

Before getting elected to Congress, Murphy served for eight years in the Connecticut General Assembly, where he was the author of the state’s historic stem cell investment legislation and the state’s workplace smoking ban. Murphy grew up in Wethersfield, Connecticut, and attended Williams College in Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law and practiced real estate and banking law with the firm of Ruben, Johnson & Morgan in Hartford, Connecticut.