Returning Decency to the Political Process: Reflections on the Justice Thomas Hearings

Few episodes in recent history have aroused as much
controversy as the confirmation hearings of Judge
Clarence Thomas. Every aspect of the committee-room
drama has been criticized, from the witnesses' testimony
to the behavior of the overseeing senators. It reminded
some viewers of the McCarthy hearings. Claremont
McKenna alum John Doggett '69 played a prominent role in
this drama and is returning to his alma mater to describe
his experience.

Mr. Doggett graduated from CMC in 1969, majoring
in government. As a student he was the founding
president of the Black Students' Union. From here he
continued to Yale Law School, where he concentrated in
litigation. He has been a member of the staffs and acting
directing attorney of civil legal services programs in
Connecticut and California. In addition he has served as
the director of the Legal Services Department of the
State Bar of California. He later received his MBA from
Harvard and has worked in New York, Washington,
D.C., and Denmark.

Currently Mr. Doggett is the president and founder of
International Management Development Center, which
develops and delivers training programs for private and
public sector clients around the world. He specializes in
global competition, competitive analysis, strategic
implementation, and international marketing. He is also
an adjunct assistant professor of international management and marketing at the Graduate School of Business
at the University of Texas in Austin.

Few people escaped the Thomas hearings without a
strong opinion as to who was telling the truth. No doubt
that controversy will spill over into this presentation.
Don't miss the fireworks. Mr. Doggett's speech,
entitled "Returning Decency to the Political Process:
Reflections on the Justice Thomas Hearings," will
commence at 7:00, preceded by dinner at 6:00. Mr.
Doggett will be available for comments at the reception
beginning at 5:30.