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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn and scholar Pierre Clavel discuss City Hall activism during the Reagan Years at Boston University on November 4

Boston University presents a discussion on city hall activism during the Reagan Administration that features author Pierre Clavel of Cornell Univeristy and former Boston Mayor Raymond L. Flynn

The forum takes place at BU's School of Hospitality Administration, 928 Commonwealth Avenue, in Room 110 at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 4, 2010.  It is co-sponsored by BU's Department of Sociology and Dept of Applied Social Sciences, graduate programs in city planning and urban affairs.  For directions click here.

Clavel, a professor of city and regional planning at Cornell University, is author of the newly published book, Activists in City Hall: The Progressive Response to the Reagan Era in Boston and Chicago.

Flynn was mayor of Boston from 1984 to 1993, then was appointed as US Ambassador to the Vatican by the Clinton Administration.  He is author of several books, including a biography of Pope John Paul II.

For more information and to register to attend this event, contact Don Gillis in the Sociology Department at or 617 358-0653.
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