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National Agenda 2019

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The Center for Political Communication presents National Agenda 2019: Direction Democracy

The University of Delaware's Center for Political Communication begins the ninth annual National Agenda speaker series. This year's theme of "Direction Democracy" will look at where we have been, where we are going, and the current state of democracy in the United States. 

Coming this fall!
Dan Pfeiffer

September 4, 7:30 p.m.

Dan Pfeiffer

Speaking from the Left

Author of the New York Times #1 best-seller, Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter and Trump, Dan Pfeiffer is a co-host of Crooked Media's popular political podcast, Pod Save America. The former Obama campaign communications director pioneered the use of digital and social media platforms in political campaigns.

Rob Rogers

September 11, 7:30 p.m.

Rob Rogers

Drawing Democracy

Rob Rogers is the award-winning, nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist formerly with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Rogers’ 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.

Jemelle Bouie

September 25, 7:30 p.m.

Jamelle Bouie

Contextualizing Culture

A New York Times columnist, CBS News political analyst and former Slate Magazine chief political correspondent, Jamelle Bouie covers U.S. politics, public policy, elections, and race. He takes audiences to the front lines of the nation's most significant news events, from civil unrest to political partisanship. He was named to Forbes' "30 Under 30 in Media" in 2015.

Tara Setmayer

October 2, 7:30 p.m.

Tara Setmayer

Speaking from the Right

Tara Setmayer is a CNN political contributor, media commentator, podcast host, and former GOP communications director. She became a household name for her no-nonsense commentary as a CNN political commentator during the 2016 presidential election cycle. recognized her as one of 2016's "Top 20 Election Coverage Stars." 

Save the dates!

​Information will follow about the final two National Agenda events on November 6 and November 20.

About National Agenda

Nationally known speakers examine the most important political issues facing Americans today. We encourage students, staff, faculty, and community members to join the conversation. Dr. Lindsay Hoffman, a communication and political science professor and the CPC's associate director, directs the National Agenda speaker series and teaches the National Agenda class. To learn more about National Agenda, please visit the University of Delaware National Agenda YouTube Channel. Visit the National Agenda 2018 review to find recaps of each event, including links to summaries, videos, photos, transcripts, and podcasts.

The National Agenda speaker series is held on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. during the fall semester in the auditorium of Mitchell Hall on the University of Delaware's Newark campus. The events are free and open to the community. Registration is optional but recommended; check back in mid-August for event registration information. National Agenda is made possible by generous support from the University of Delaware's Office of the Provost. 

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  • Center for Political Communication
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  • University of Delaware
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  • Department of Political Science and International Relations