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September 12―Lauren Duca, Opinions Matter
Read about Lauren Duca's National Agenda talk.
Lauren Duca is an award-winning journalist best known for her 2016 Teen Vogue op-ed “Donald Trump is Gaslighting America” and a contentious viral interview with Fox’s Tucker Carlson. Her writing can be found in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and New York magazine, as well as in her ongoing column for Teen Vogue: “Thigh-High Politics.” This program was cosponsored by the Department of Women and Gender Studies in UD's College of Arts and Sciences.
September 26―Dave DeWalt, Cybersecurity Matters
Read about Dave DeWalt's National Agenda talk.
University of Delaware alumnus and 2015 commencement speaker Dave DeWalt (EG ’86) is widely considered one of the most influential executives in technology and cybersecurity. He was named one of the 25 most influential executives in high technology by the readers of the industry publication CRN. He has spoken about cybersecurity at the World Economic Forum and was appointed in 2011 by President Barack Obama to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Council. This program was cosponsored by UD's Cybersecurity Initiative.
October 10―Gabe Fleisher, Young Voices Matter
Read about Gabe Fleisher's National Agenda talk.
Gabe Fleisher’s love for politics and history began at an early age when he attended the 2009 presidential inauguration. The 16-year-old is now a voice of his generation as the publisher of the political newsletter Wake up to Politics, which has more than 50,000 subscribers. Fleisher has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, and on TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. This program is cosponsored by the Department of Political Science and International Relations in UD's College of Arts and Sciences.
October 24―Amberia Allen, Humor Matters
Amberia Allen writes for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and is an award-winning stand-up comedian who draws on her experiences as an emerging Ph.D. and a small-town girl navigating life in Hollywood. Allen won the 2014 HBO-sponsored Comedy Wings Competition in 2014, appeared on Aspire TV’s stand-up special We Got Next, and is a contributor for the online show The Young Turks. She was one of the stars of the reboot of Punk’d for BET and in Chris Case’s Winning Ugly for Fox. She has appeared on several television shows including Silicon Valley, and she is the co-author of the UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report. This program is cosponsored by UD's Center for Black Culture.
November 14―Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan, Facts Matter
Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Mary Jordan, a national political correspondent, and Kevin Sullivan, a senior correspondent for national and international affairs, reflect on the midterm election results. Jordan spent 14 years abroad as a foreign correspondent and Washington Post co-bureau chief in Tokyo, Mexico City, and London. She has written from more than 40 countries. Sullivan was a foreign correspondent for 14 years, then served as the chief foreign correspondent, deputy foreign editor, and Sunday features editor. He has reported from more than 75 countries on six continents. Jordan and Sullivan won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for their investigation of the Mexican justice system. Jordan and her husband Sullivan have also co-authored two books. This program is cosponsored by the Journalism Program and the Department of Communication, both in UD's College of Arts and Sciences.