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Thursday, June 28 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Hearts, Minds, and the 2012 Election
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Ronald Brownstein

Ronald Brownstein is political director of the Atlantic Media Company and National Journal Group’s editorial director, in charge of long-term editorial strategy. He also writes a weekly column and regularly contributes other pieces for both National Journal and The Atlantic, and he coordinates political coverage and activities across publications produced by Atlantic Media. Brownstein was twice named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for... Read More →
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E.J. Dionne, Jr.

E.J Dionne, Jr. is a syndicated columnist with The Washington Post, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a professor at Georgetown University. His latest book is Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent, published this spring by Bloomsbury. He is also the author of Why Americans Hate Politics, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a National Book Award nominee; They Only Look... Read More →
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Mickey Edwards

Mickey Edwards is vice president and director of the Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership at the Aspen Institute. Before joining the Institute, Edwards taught at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School, and Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Edwards was a member of Congress for 16 years, serving as a member of the House Republican leadership and a ranking member on both the... Read More →
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Debra Lee

Debra L. Lee is chairman and CEO of BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc., the leading provider of entertainment for the African American audience and consumers of black culture globally. Lee has led the company’s successful reinvigorated brand and programming vision that has created hits such as “Let’s Stay Together,” “The Game on BET,” and many more. She first joined BET as vice president and general counsel in... Read More →
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Mark Penn

Mark Penn is worldwide CEO of Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and public affairs agency, and CEO of Penn Schoen Berland, a strategic research firm. He served as a key adviser in the 1996 re-election of Bill Clinton and as White House pollster for six years. He has helped elect over 25 world leaders, including Tony Blair’s re-election in 1995. He has also worked with major corporations and CEOs, including Bill Gates... Read More →
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Mark Preston

Mark Preston is political director for CNN. He is responsible for overseeing the network’s “America’s Choice 2012” coverage across all platforms, helping set the editorial direction for election-night programming, organizing presidential debates and forums, and serving as an on-air political analyst. Preston played a key role in helping CNN win a Peabody Award in 2008, Syracuse University’s i-3 Mirror Award in... Read More →
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Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer is an actor and comic. He is best known for his role in co-creating and co-starring in the 1984 film This is Spinal Tap and for creating and performing more than a dozen characters on Fox’s “The Simpsons.” His internationally syndicated weekly radio hour “Le Show” is now in its 29th year of political and media satire. Shearer has written and directed two feature films, the 2001 comedy Teddy Bears&rsquo... Read More →

Thursday June 28, 2012 7:30pm - 8:30pm
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