Phi Beta Kappa Lecture 2015, The Honorable Romano L. Mazzoli

Phi Beta Kappa Lecture 2015, The Honorable Romano L. Mazzoli

The Honorable Romano L. Mazzoli

Join the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Kentuckiana and UofL's College of Arts & Sciences for the 2014-15 Phi Beta Kappa Lecture "Politics à la Carte: A Survey of Issues Local, National and International" presented by The Honorable Romano Mazzoli, U.S. House of Representatives, 1971-1995

Lecture sponsored by the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Kentuckiana and UofL’s College of Arts & Sciences. A reception hosted by UofL’s Office of the President will immediately follow the lecture

Free and open to the public but seating limited; registration recommended.

For more information and to register, go to or 502.852.8977

The Honorable Romano Mazzoli is a Louisville native and 1960 graduate of UofL’s law school who served 24 years as the state’s 3rd District representative in Congress until his 1995 retirement. The Democrat served on the House Judiciary Committee, for which he chaired the Immigration, International Law and Refugees Subcommittee; he and Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming wrote the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (Simpson-Mazzoli immigration act), which was enacted into law. Mazzoli also served Congress on the House Education, Labor, Small Business and Intelligence committees. Before his congressional service, he served as a Kentucky state senator from 1968 to 1970 and in active Army duty from 1954 to 1956.


Besides his UofL law degree, he earned an undergraduate degree from University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also has served on the UofL Board of Overseers and as a visiting UofL professor and distinguished fellow in law and public policy. His papers were donated in 2011 to the UofL Libraries’ Archives, where the collection includes items from his political career and personal life.