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Oberlin Club of Washington, DC: “The 2020 Presidential Campaign: What Lies Ahead?” Panel

Join the Oberlin Club of Washington, D.C. at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020 for “The 2020 Presidential Campaign: What Lies Ahead?” panel.

Open to all. Oberlin Winter Term students are encouraged to join!

Oberlin Club of Washington, DC: “The 2020 Presidential Campaign:  What Lies Ahead?” Panel

DIRECTIONS/MEETING ROOM: The library is located 2-½ blocks south of the Cleveland Park Metro station (Red Line) on Connecticut Ave. Once inside, please report to the Lower Level, Meeting Rooms 2 & 3.

A panel of experts from academia, Congress, polling, and journalism, will analyze key developments in the 2020 American Presidential campaign. Audience participation will follow.

Participants will include:

Kathleen Kendall ’58-Moderator. Kathy is Research Professor of Communication at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Professor Emerita, University at Albany, SUNY. She is a researcher and teacher in the field of political communication, and author of two books including Communication in the Presidential Primaries: Candidates and the Media, 1912-2000. She holds a PhD from Indiana University.

Emma Dumain ’08. Emma covers Congress for McClatchy, a newspaper company with 30 newspapers around the country. She was previously a Washington correspondent for South Carolina-based publications and before that worked at CQ Roll Call. At Oberlin, she was editor-in-chief of the Oberlin Review.

Jeff Horwitt. Jeff is Senior Vice President of Hart Research Associates. He works on a variety of projects, including research for NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, ESPN, the National Association of REALTORS®, the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, the AFL-CIO, and Service Employees International Union (SEIU). He also has worked on projects for many political campaigns in the mainland United States, as well as extensive work in Puerto Rico, where he has served three governors. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University.

John Lawrence ’70. John is a Visiting Professor at the University of California’s Washington Center where he teaches a research seminar on Congress, and is a Fellow at the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. He served for 38 years as a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives, the last 8 as Chief of Staff to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (2005-2013). He is the author of The Class of ’74: Congress After Watergate and the Roots of Partisanship (2018), which Kirkus Review called “an essential work of congressional history,” and is currently working on a history of the rise and fall of congressional Democrats in the Bush-Obama era. John earned a PhD in American History from the University of California (Berkeley).

Tom Rosenstiel ’78. Tom is one of the nation’s most recognized thinkers on media. He is executive director of the American Press Institute. Tom was a co-founder of the Pew Research Center and for 16 years was director of its Project for Excellence in Journalism. He is the author of ten books, including three novels. Among his nonfiction works, The Elements of Journalism: What News People Should Know and the Public Should Expect, co-authored with Bill Kovach, has been called “a modern classic” (NYT) and one of the five best books ever written on journalism (WSJ).

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