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‘Politicians are educators too.’ President Joseph Aoun addresses gathering of legislative leaders from across U.S.

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Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, gives remarks during the State Legislative Leadership Foundation event held in East Village, 17th Floor Conference Space on Friday Sept. 30, 2022. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun had a message for state lawmakers from across the U.S. assembled this week on the university’s Boston campus for a State Legislative Leadership Foundation conference.

“Politicians are educators, too,” Aoun told the group. “Whether you know it or not, whether you see it like that or not, you are talking to your constituencies, you are trying to understand the world, and you are trying to have an impact on the world.”

Aoun’s comments came in the middle of Friday’s day-long conference, which focused on public safety and gun violence in the U.S. The foundation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization “dedicated to professional development for our nation’s current and future state legislative leaders.”

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