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Former Governor Haley Barbour to Speak: February 13, 2017

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STARKVILLE, Miss. —Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will speak Monday [Feb. 13] at Mississippi State.

Former Governor Haley Barbour to speak at MSU, February 13, 2017 at 1pm in the Student Union on MSU Campus

Free and open to the public, Barbour’s presentation on leadership will be held at 1 p.m. in the Colvard Student Union second-floor Bill R. Foster Ballroom. Part of the university’s Lamar Conerly Governance Lecture Series, the event is organized by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, and Pre-Law Society.

The lecture series is made possible by major support from Conerly, a 1971 MSU accounting/pre-law graduate and longtime partner in the Destin, Florida, law firm of Conerly, Bowman and Dykes LLP. He is both a former national MSU Alumni Association president and College of Business Alumni Fellow.

Barbour, a native of Yazoo City, served as governor of the Magnolia State from 2004-12. In addition to two terms as the state’s chief executive, he is a former chairman of the Republican National Committee and former White House political affairs director.

A 1973 Juris Doctor graduate of the University of Mississippi, Barbour is founding partner of BGR Group, where he heads advocacy coalitions, lobbies on behalf of his clients and remains a major force in Republican party politics and elections.

For more information on Barbour’s lecture, contact Quintara Miller, PSPA business coordinator, at 662-325-2711 or

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