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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) appears with U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) (L) and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (C) during a campaign event at Crofton Industries May 3, 2012 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Bachmann, a former candidate for the Republican nomination, officially endorsed Romney Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) appears with U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) (L) and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (C) during a campaign event at Crofton Industries May 3, 2012 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Bachmann, a former candidate for the Republican nomination, officially endorsed Romney's campaign during the event. (Photo: Getty Images/Win McNamee)  

Michele Bachmann to speak at world’s most famous debating society

Michele Bachmann is taking her speaking talents to the world’s most famous debating society.

The outgoing Republican congresswoman from Minnesota is slated to speak at the Oxford Union in the United Kingdom on Friday, according to her office.

She will deliver a speech titled, “Seeds of Progress: The struggle between innovation and bureaucracy.”

“It is a high honor to be invited to speak at the Oxford Union and share ideas with some of the brightest young minds in the world,” Bachmann said. “I believe that it is no coincidence that the greatest explosion of innovation in history accompanied our first experiments with political liberty and free enterprise.”

“If we keep our societies open to innovation, we will continue to see breakthroughs that empower individuals to collaborate and transcend the bureaucracies that are thwarting progress.”

According to its website, “The Union is the world’s most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. It has been established for 189 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.”

Others, according to Bachmann’s office, those who have spoken before the Oxford Union include “Presidents Carter and Reagan, UK Prime Ministers Churchill and Thatcher, and many more distinguished international leaders and thinkers.”

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