Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 7:30pm

Broke... and Broken?
Assessing the US Political Scene

Candy Crowley is among the most honored and respected political journalists in the United States. She is CNN's award-winning chief political correspondent and anchor of CNN’s Sunday State of the Union with Candy Crowley, a political hour of newsmaker interviews and analysis of the week’s most important issues. (More...)

Friday, September 16, 2011 - 4:00pm

The Constitution and Citizenship

The inaugural James R. Soles Lecture

Joe Biden, an alumnus of the University of Delaware, is Vice President of the United States. During his 36-year U.S. Senate career, he served as leader of the Foreign Relations and Judiciary Committees. As Vice President, he has played key roles in both domestic and international issues during the Obama administration. (More…)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 7:30pm

Handicapping the Race

Steven Schmidt, an alumnus of the University of Delaware and a Fellow of the Center for Political Communication, is one of the top public affairs and political strategists in the country. He was chief strategist for the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign of Republican Senator John McCain. Schmidt is Vice Chairman for Public Affairs at Edelman, the world’s largest independent public relations firm. Previously, Schmidt was a partner at Mercury Public Affairs, where he led the firm’s operations in California. (More…)

Chris Lehane is a political consultant and crisis communications expert who has served as a lawyer, spokesperson and expert in opposition research for the Clinton White House, Democratic candidates for public office and various business, Labor, entertainment and professional sports organizations. A graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School, he was a lawyer and spokesperson in the Clinton White House where he was called a “Master of Disaster” by Newsweek magazine for his part in a "rapid-response" team employed by to respond to the increasing number of investigations of the Clinton Administration. (More...)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 7:30pm

Afghanistan: Ten Years War

Pamela Constable is a Deputy Foreign Editor at The Washington Post. From February 2002 to October 2004 she was the paper’s Kabul Bureau Chief and also made four extended reporting trips to Iraq. From March 1999 to February 2002 she was the paper’s South Asia Bureau Chief, based in New Delhi and responsible for covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. From 1994 to 1999, she was a Staff Writer for the Post, covering immigrant communities and issues in the Washington area. She is a contributor to the Style, Book World and Outlook sections of the paper. (More...)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 7:30pm

Selling the Candidates

Joe Slade White is a national media strategist and producer, a thirty-seven-year veteran of over four hundred political campaigns across the nation, with a winning record of over 75%. Clients have included Presidential candidates, U.S. Senators, Governors, Members of Congress, and Mayors.

Valerie Biden Owens, a graduate of the University of Delaware, is among the first women in the United States to have managed a modern U.S. Senatorial campaign as well as a Presidential campaign. She has led every campaign in her brother Joe Biden's political career, including seven straight U.S. Senate victories and his run for two Democratic Presidential nominations. (More...)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 7:30pm

Scandalous Politicians!

Melanie Sloan is the founder and Executive Director of CREW, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, and is a nationally recognized expert on congressional ethics. Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia where, from 1998-2003, she successfully tried cases before dozens of judges and juries. (More...)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 7:30pm

Challenges Facing the Governors

Chris Christie is the Governor of New Jersey. After graduating from the University of Delaware in 1984, he attended Seton Hall University School of Law. He was elected a Freeholder in Morris County, and served as Director of the Board in 1997. He was appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey in 2002.

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