His free, public talk through the McConnell Center is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. in Bigelow Hall, Miller Information Technology Center, on UofL’s Belknap Campus.
On Feb. 12, Rubio, a Miami native, gave the GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, marking the first time the response was delivered in English and Spanish.
Elected to the Senate in 2010, Rubio serves on four Senate committees: Commerce, Science and Transportation; Foreign Relations; Intelligence; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
From 2000 to 2008, he represented the 111th District in the Florida House of Representatives, becoming the state’s first Cuban-American house speaker. While a representative, he wrote a book, “100 Innovative Ideas for Florida’s Future,” which he compiled after traveling the state and talking to citizens.
In the late 1990s, he was a West Miami city commissioner.
Rubio has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.
His autobiography, “An American Son: A Memoir,” was published in June.
Tickets for his talk are free and can be requested at www.louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter.