GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs in association with
GW's College Republicans and College Democrats present
SMPA Director Frank Sesno’s October Conversation Series Discussion
Broken Politics, Mixed-Up Media:
Can This Be Fixed?
The debt crisis. The rise of the Tea Party. The “debate” about global warming.
Consensus has gone AWOL.
Can politics and media find the center, or have the spin zones pushed everyone to the extremes?
This Conversation Series event will explore the precarious state of American politics and the impact of changes in the media with:
Dana Bash (B.A. '93,
|Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator (R-UT), 2011 SMPA Distinguished Fellow
|Harold Ford Jr., former U.S. Congressman (D-TN), analyst, Morning Joe, MSNBC||John Sides, Associate Professor of Political Science at GW|
Monday, October 17, 2011
Doors open 6:00 p.m. Program Begins 6:30 p.m.
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street, NW, Washington DC 20052
Event is free and open to the public. Seating will be available on a first-to-arrive, first-seated system, so please arrive early.
Follow the event live on Twitter or submit a question during the discussion
by using the hashtag #brokenpolitics.
A conservative Senator ousted in the primary by a Tea Party opponent, Bennett has seen first-hand how political moderation is endangered.
Bash has a front-row seat to the collision of politics, policy and media.
Ford has lived on both sides, in the political battles and in the increasingly vitriolic news industry.
Sides studies public opinion and political campaigns and is a founder of “The Monkey Cage,” an award-winning blog about political science and politics.
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The School of Media and Public Affairs
The School of Media and Public Affairs is an established thought leader for teaching and research in the areas of political communication, journalism, global communication and documentary filmmaking. We have pioneered two of those fields, offering Journalism classes since 1938 and establishing the world’s first Political Communication major in 1982. Our classes are taught by full-time professors and successful adjunct professionals with recognized reputations in their field and a dedication to publishing with and mentoring our student body.
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