A Conversation with Nikki Haley – The Villanovan


Last Wednesday, undergrads, law students, professors and local residents filed into The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion, and Public Policy to listen to Nikki Haley speak. Haley served as the first female governor of South Carolina from 2011-2017. She also served as the United States ambassador to the United Nations for two years. The presentation titled “America’s Future: A Conversation with Nikki Haley” highlighted Haley’s political background, take on the midterm election, opinion on ongoing issues around the world and future goals. 


Haley began by speaking about her past before running for governor. She was born and raised in rural South Carolina. Throughout high school and college, Haley was not involved with politics. She spoke about how growing up she would often bookkeep the financial records at her mother’s clothing shop. This experience motivated…

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