To celebrate the new Gov. James J. Florio Distinguished Scholar Policy Lecture series, former senator Bill Bradley recently spent a day at the Bloustein School. Over the course of the day he met with both students and faculty. At the first discussion the former senator engaged with 15 planning and policy students over lunch. In the afternoon, former Senator Bradley spoke for an hour in the Governor James J. Florio Special Events Forum.
Senator Bradley, along with former Governor James Florio, spoke with the students for almost two hours about his experiences before and after his senate career. There was also an open question and answer period where the students asked specific questions on a variety of topics. The discussion included the 2016 Presidential election, the viability of the current two-party system, the candidacy of Donald Trump, and how the former senator used interpersonal relationships to overcome partisanship within the federal government.