Featuring Charlie Dent '82, Sr. Policy Advisor DLA Piper LLP and CNN Political Analyst

Join Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford on September 30 for a Coffee Hour with special guest Charlie Dent ’82, Sr. Policy Advisor, DLA Piper LLP (US) and CNN Political Analyst. Dent was named a Distinguished Alumni in 2019— the highest honor bestowed by Penn State upon an outstanding alumna or alumnus. He will discuss his time as a congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives, his role as a political analyst in the current political climate, and some of his favorite aspects of being a Penn Stater. 


Congressman Charlie Dent serves as a Senior Policy Advisor to DLA Piper, a Political Analyst for CNN, a Visiting Fellow for the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN), Perry World House and a Distinguished Advisor for Pew Charitable Trusts.

Prior to those positions, Congressman Dent served seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 15th Congressional District of Pennsylvania, six years in the Pennsylvania State Senate and eight years in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Congressman Dent holds a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Service and International Politics from Penn State and a Master’s of Public Administration from Lehigh University. In 2015, Moravian College conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws upon Congressman Dent.

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Coffee Hour with Paul Clifford

Coffee Hour with Paul Clifford is a weekly zoom call featuring coffee and conversations featuring noteable Penn State Alumni and Paul Clifford, CEO of the Penn State Alumni Association. 

You can Zoom in Wednesdays at 9:00am.