Senate Veteran Richard Arenberg To Speak at Stonehill

October 8, 2014

On Friday,October 10th at 12noon, the Martin Institute at Stonehill will host a luncheon event with Richard Arenberg, adjunct lecturer in political science and public policy at Brown University.  His talk will focus on the forthcoming Senate elections and what is likely to happen. He will also discuss what the outcomes may mean for the Senate in the 114th Congress and how the last two years of the Obama presidency may be impacted by the results. To rsvp for the event, please email  

A 34 year Capitol Hill veteran, Arenberg co-authored Defending the Filibuster: The Soul of the Senate, which was named "Book of the Year in Political Science" by Forewords Review Magazine. A spirited new defense of the Senate’s tradition of extended debate, Arenberg wrote the book with Robert B. Dove, a parliamentarian emeritus of the U.S. Senate.

During his 34 years in senior Congressional staff positions, he served as a Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Majority Leader George Mitchell, and Senators Paul Tsongas and Carl Levin.

Among other roles during his career, he served on the Senate Iran-Contra Committee, was a major negotiator of the landmark Alaska Lands bill and served as Chief of Staff to the Deputy President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the National Security Advisor to the Senate Majority Leader.

Arenberg is a member of the Advisory Board of the national Social Security Works & Strengthen Social Security Campaign, a member of the Board of Advisors of As America Ages at Brown, and a Senior Congressional Fellow at the Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership.