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Gen. Colin Powell,
speaking to our Fall 2008 Class, and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and President Obama's pollster, Joel Benenson, speaking to our Winter/Spring 2009 students.

Seminar Speakers, Fall 2009
The Politics & Journalism Semester

Lynn Sweet and Chuck Todd

Judy Ingram and Patricia Klein Young

Terry Michael

"Political Reporting:
Past, Present and Future"

Lynn Sweet , Chicago Sun- Times and Politics Daily; Chuck Todd, NBC News
"Reporting Federal Election Commission Finance Records"
Judy Ingram, FEC Press Officer, and Patricia Klein Young, Asst. Director for Public Disclosure

"American Political Parties"
Terry Michael, former Press Secretary, Democratic Nat. Com., and Exec. Director,The Politics & Journalism Semester

Terry Nelson
Nathan Gonzales
Al Mitchler
"Campaign Management"
Terry Nelson,
former Manager, McCain 2008 primary, and Political Dir., Bush-Cheney'04
"Congressional Party Committees
and Campaigns"

Nathan Gonzales, Pol. Editor, Rothenberg Political Report
"Mail and Internet Fund-Raising"
Al Mitchler,former Finance Dir., Republican Nat. Com. and Nat. Republican Senatorial Com.
Carl Chidlow
Curt Gans
Kennedy 1960 Spot
"Major Donor Fund-Raising"
Carl Chidlow,
former Finance Director, Dem. National Com.
"Voting in America"
Curtis Gans, Director, Center for
Study of the American Electorate
"Strategic Communication
in Campaigns and Governance"

Terry Michael, Exec. Dir., The Politics & Journalism Semester
Tad Devine
B.J. Martino
Stephen Colbert, candidate
"Paid Media in Campaigns"
Tad Devine,
President, Devine Mulvey , Democratic media consultants
"Political Polling and Research"
B.J. Martino, Vice President, The Tarrance Group, Republican pollsters
"Presidential Politics:
Running for the Nomination"

Terry Michael, Dir. of Commun., 1988 Simon for President
Indecision 2008
Christopher Preble
Jessica Cory and Keith Stroup
"Presidential Politics:
Facing Voters in November"

Terry Michael,
Exec. Dir., The Politics & Journalism Semester
"The Politics of Foreign Policy"
Christopher A. Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato and author, The Power Problem
"The Politics of Drug War Policy"
Jessica Corry, libertarian GOP strategist, and Keith Stroup, founder, NORML
Hon. Bill Frenzel
Jon Rauch Book
Steele and Sleeper books
"Congress: Party, Politics, Policy"
Hon. Bill Frenzel, guest scholar, Brookings Institution, and former Congressman (R-MN)
"Interest Group Politics"
Terry Michael, director, Politics & Journalism Semester (thanks to Jonathan Rauch, for his great book
"Racial and Other Group Identity Politics: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Multi-Culturalism"
[a class discussion]
Stuart Taylor
Coolidge Bush
Gene Healy
"The Politics of Justice"
Stuart Taylor, Jr., legal affairs columnist, National Journal, and Newsweek contributing editor; co-author, "Until Proven Innocent"
"Presidential Leadership"
Terry Michael, director, The Politics & Journalism Semester

"The Cult of the Presidency"
Gene Healy, vice president, Cato Institute, author of "The Cult of the Presidency" (with Alex Hart, Georgetown Univ.)

Bill of Rights    
"The State of Our
Political Process, Parties,
Press and Leadership"

Terry Michael, director, The Politics & Journalism Semester
   



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