Michael Dukakis, former Governor of Massachusetts (1974-78; 1982-1988) and the 1988 Democratic nominee for President, will be the honored speaker at the 15th annual Ernest D. Pipes Lecture Series at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica.
Dukakis will speak on “The Health Care Crisis: 45 Million Uninsured and Counting,” after which there will be a question and answer session and a reception.
Now 72, Dukakis began to teach after losing the presidency to George H.W. Bush in 1988, and has become an expert on health care issues. He is currently a visiting professor at the UCLA Department of Public Policy.
The son of Greek emigrants, Dukakis was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he began his political career in local politics, following his graduation from Harvard Law School.
Ernest D. Pipes was the Minister of the Unitarian Church in Santa Monica for 35 years, retiring in 1992.
The lecture will be held on Saturday, January 28 at 8 p.m. Admission is free. The public is invited to the lecture, the Q&A session and reception.
The Unitarian Universalist Church is located at 1260 18th Street, which is on the northwest corner of 18th St. and Arizona Ave.