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 Dan Balz  Colin Powell   Kent Conrad and Jim Jones
Dean of American political reporters, Dan Balz of the Washington Post, kicked off our 25th Anniversary Fall 2014 class; Gen. Colin Powell spoke about media and foreign policy for our Fall 2008 students; and former Sen. Kent Conrad and former Cong. Jim Jones, who chaired the Senate and House Budget Committees, discussed "Budget Politics" for our Fall 2014 semester.

Seminar Speakers, Summer 2015
The Politics & Journalism Semester

Terry Michael
Jason Bucelato and Christian Hilland
Eleanor Clift and Ron Fournier

"American Political Parties"
Terry Michael,
former press secretary, Democratic National Com.  and exec. dir. of The Politics & Journalism Semester.

"Reporting Federal Election Commission Finance Records"
Jason Bucelato, public affairs specialist, FEC, and Christian Hilland, deputy press officer.

"Political Reporting:
Past, Present and Future"
Eleanor Clift, The Daily Beast, and Ron Fournier, National Journal.

David Wasserman

1964 Daisy spot
Al Mitchler
"Congressional Party
Committees and Campaigns"
David Wasserman,
The Cook Political Report.
"Strategic Communication
in Campaigns and Governance"

Terry Michael, exec. dir., The Politics & Journalism Semester (click on pic to see the spot)
"Mail and Internet Fund-Raising"
Al Mitchler,former finance dir., Republican Nat. Com. and Nat. Republican Senatorial Com.
William Greener Jonathan Rauch book
Evans Witt
"Campaign Management"
Bill Greener, former political and communications dir., Republican Nat. Com.
"Interest Group Politics"
Terry Michael, director, Politics & Journalism Semester...thanks to Jonathan Rauch, for his informing book "Government's End"
"Political Polling and Research"
G. Evans Witt, CEO, Princeton Survey Research and co-author "Journalist's Guide to Polls"
Obama Romney 2012 debate Dante Chinni
Calvin Coolidge and George W. Bush
"Presidential Campaign Politics"
Terry Michael, exec. dir., The Politics & Journalism Semester--see his "Why Political Journalism Fails..."
"Beyond Red and Blue"
Dante Chinni, author, "Our Patchwork Nation" (and alumnus of The Politics & Journalism Semester)
"Presidential Leadership"
Terry Michael, director, The Politics & Journalism Semester (suggested reading: Cult of the Presidency by Gene Healy)
Colby Itkowitz and Karoun Demirjian Will Marshall and Christopher Preble
Jonathan Rauch
"A Career in Political Journalism"
Colby Itkowitz,
columnist, and Karoun Demirjian, foreign policy correspondent, The Washington Post, both alumni of The Politics & Journalism Semester.
"Politics and Foreign Policy: Hawks, Doves and Lizards"
Will Marshall,
president, Progressive Policy Inst., and Chris Preble, v.p., foreign policy and defense studies, Cato
"Gay Marriage: How the Culture
Led Politicians and Judges"

Jonathan Rauch, author of "Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for..." and Brookings Institute fellow.
Tom Rosenstiel
   
"The Future of News"
Tom Rosenstiel, executive director, American Press Institute, co-author, The Elements of Journalism
   



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