"Direction Democracy" kicks off with Dan Pfeiffer, a Delaware native who worked with the Obama administration as communication director and is a co-host of the popular political podcast Pod Save America. Pfeiffer is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump.
The speaker series continues with editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers, formerly with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Time, Newsweek and The Week. In his most recent book, Enemy of the People: A Cartoonist's Journey, Rogers talks about the importance of satire in today's political climate.
Rounding out the slate of "Direction Democracy" speakers are New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie, Republican political commentator Tara Setmayer, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and John Della Volpe, director of polling at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics.
The National Agenda speaker series is made possible with support from the University of Delaware Provost and is free and open to the public. It is held on selected Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. during the fall semester in Mitchell Hall Theater on the University of Delaware's Newark campus. For more information, please visit cpc.udel.edu/nationalagenda.