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Inside American Politics 2021 | Brennan Heart for Justice


Polit­ical specialists and strategists be part of the John Brademas Heart and the Bren­nan Heart for a collection of dialogues to debate Pres­id­ent Biden’s agenda, the present state of the GOP, look­ing forward to the 2024 pres­id­en­tial elec­tion, and the present polit­ical land­scape in Wash­ing­ton.

Produced partially­ner­ship with New York College’s John Brademas Heart


2:00 PM Welcome & Intro­duc­tions
Welcome to NYU DC / Kari Miller, NYU DC Program Director
Intro­duc­tion to Inside Amer­ican Polit­ics and Parti­cipants / Ellyn Toscano, Advis­ory Board Member, John Brademas Heart of NYU

2:10 PM Panel One: “The Biden Agenda: Bridging Demo­cratic Coverage Divi­sions Between Progress­ives and Moder­ates”
When Demo­crats gained the White Home and management of Congress in 2020 (albeit narrowly), progress­ives hoped to cross land­mark legis­la­tion to deal with local weather change, infra­struc­ture wants, and a signi­fic­ant expan­sion of the social security web, when it comes to well being care, baby care, and educa­tion from pre-Okay to group school. A hand­ful of moder­ates has been success­ful in downs­iz­ing these plans. Will this be a assist or a hindrance for the get together within the mid-term elec­tion? How do the Demo­crats transfer their agenda ahead?

  • Moder­ator: Kiki McLean 
  • Panel­ists: Karen Finney, John Anza­lone, Jonathan Martin

3:20 PM Panel Two: “The Grand Previous Occasion (GOP): How Donald Trump Modified The Repub­lican Occasion in His Picture”
For gener­a­tions, the Repub­lican Occasion ruled and campaigned on a pro-busi­ness, free market, restricted govern­ment agenda. For the reason that 2020 elec­tion, Repub­lic­ans have coalesced round a really differ­ent set of insurance policies superior throughout the Trump pres­id­ency: extra popu­listing and protec­tion­ist and fewer fisc­ally conser­vat­ive. Going into the midterm elec­tions, are we prone to see any change within the Repub­lican Occasion’s agenda or technique? If the 2022 elec­tion is a refer­en­dum on the Biden pres­id­ency, what can we anticipate in 2024?

  • Moder­ator: Betsy Fisc­her Martin
  • Panel­ists: Elise Jordan, Joel Benen­son, Michael Steele

4:30 PM Panel Three: “Look­ing Forward to the 2024 Pres­id­en­tial Elec­tion and the Points That Will Drive the Elect­or­ate”
What are the problems that can motiv­ate the elect­or­ate within the subsequent pres­id­en­tial elec­tion?  Who will the candid­ates be: Trump vs Biden? Can we anticipate primar­ies in both or each events? Will Black voters determ­ine the Demo­cratic nominee in 2024? Who runs, who wins and why? 

  • Moder­ator: Lisa Benen­son
  • Panel­ists: Doug Thor­nell, Stephanie Cutter, Rob Collins

5:30 PM Clos­ing Remarks & Thank You
Clos­ing Remarks and Thank You / Lynne Brown, Exec­ut­ive Director, John Brademas Heart of NYU


  • John Anza­lone, Half­ner, ALG Analysis
  • Joel Benen­son, Founder and CEO, Benen­son Technique Group
  • Lisa Benen­son, Vice Pres­id­ent for Commu­nic­a­tions and Technique, Bren­nan Heart for Justice
  • Rob Collins, Half­ner, S-3 Public Affairs
  • Stephanie Cutter, Discovered­ing Half­ner, Preci­sion Methods, and Former Deputy Marketing campaign Supervisor and Senior Advisor to Pres­id­ent Obama
  • Karen Finney, Demo­cratic Strategist and Polit­ical Remark­ator for CNN
  • Elise Jordan, Polit­ical Analyst, NBC and MSNBC; Contrib­utor, Time
  • Kevin Madden, Exec­ut­ive Vice Pres­id­ent, Advocacy, Arnold Ventures
  • Betsy Fisc­her Martin, Exec­ut­ive Director, Girls & Polit­ics Insti­tute, Amer­ican Univer­sity and Former Exec­ut­ive Produ­cer of “Meet the Press”
  • Jonathan Martin, Nationwide Polit­ical Corres­pond­ent, The New York Occasions
  • Kiki McLean, Walton Household Polit­ical and Commu­nic­a­tions Workplace
  • Michael Steele, Former RNC Chair­man, Former Lt. Governor of Mary­land
  • Doug Thor­nell, Half­ner, SKDK


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