Kumpuris Lecture Series with Vice President Al Gore

Kumpuris Lecture Series with Vice President Al Gore

Vice President Al Gore

2.18.2013

Vice President Al Gore

Al Gore, born March 31, 1948, in Washington, D.C., served in both the House and Senate. In 1988, Gore made a bid for the Democratic nomination for the presidency. He won five southern states on Super Tuesday, but eventually lost to Michael Dukakis. Gore remained in the Senate until presidential candidate Bill Clinton chose him as his running mate in 1992. They were elected into office that year and re-elected in 1996. During his tenure, he worked to cut back on government bureaucracy.

Former Vice President Al Gore speaks at the Clinton Center for the Frank and Kula Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series. He discusses the emerging forces that are reshaping our world in his book "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change." Gore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976, 1980 and 1982 and the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States on January 20, 1993, and served eight years. During the Administration, Gore was a central member of the President Clinton's economic team. He served as President of the Senate, a Cabinet member, a member of the National Security Council and as the leader of a wide range of Administration initiatives. He is co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, a partnership focused on a new approach to sustainable investing. He spends the majority of his time as chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a non-profit focused on solutions to the climate crisis.

The Kumpuris Lecture Series was established by Katherine Ann Kumpuris Trotter, Dr. Drew Kumpuris and Dr. Dean Kumpuris in honor of their mother, Kula Kumpuris, and in memory of their father, Dr. Frank Kumpuris. The series is sponsored by the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton School and AT&T.