A discussion with George McGovern about ending the modern blight of hunger. The lecture will be moderated by Robert Hass. For the last quarter-century, no person has ranked higher in liberal causes and no person has been so identified with Democratic Party principles than has Senator George McGovern. From the farmland to the Oval Office, McGovern has brought new direction to many issues in American politics. Robert Hass has changed what it means to be Poet Laureate of the United States (95/97). He’s made the Office of Poetry and Literature a position from which to launch action. Armed with the mantra, “Imagination makes communities,” Hass has spent two years battling American illiteracy.