Dinner with an Expert: Joseph McCartin

On Thursday, March 26, several GUCD members, including President Matthew Gregory, Membership Director Deb Sparks, and Treasurer Jared Ison attended a dinner with the prominent labor historian, head of the Kalmanovitz Initiative, and Georgetown Professor Joseph McCartin. The event was part of GUCD’s “Dinner with an Expert” series, during which any member may volunteer to go out for a subsidized meal and discuss political matters with renowned scholars and policymakers in the Georgetown community.

           Those who attended were treated to fine Mexican cuisine at the local restaurant El Centro, and had the opportunity to ask Dr. McCartin about his work, his take on labor and union-related historical and current issues, and contemporary domestic and international politics, namely the 2016 election and the unique field of candidates slowly coming into form. The discussion was thoughtful, and the intimate setting allowed all present to engage in meaningful dialogue with both Dr. McCartin and their peers. Afterward, all reported that it had been an enjoyable outing.