Leadership Across the Political Divide: Do Facts Matter?

Sponsored by the NYU Leadership Initiative in partnership with the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017

Time: 5:30PM – 7:00PM

Location: NYU Kimmel, 60 Washington Square South, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor

RSVP: bit.ly/DoFactsMatter

Featured Speakers:

Melody Barnes: Chair of the NYU Leadership Initiative Advisory Council and Former Director of White House Domestic Policy Council under President Barack Obama

Linda Douglass: Global Head of Communications for Bloomberg News and Media; Former Director of Communications for the White House Office of Health Reform under President Barack Obama and journalist with ABC News and CBS News.

Michael Gerson: Columnist for The Washington Post; Former Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning under President George W. Bush.

Jay Rosen: NYU Journalism Professor and Author of PressThink.

On the national stage, we’re witnessing debates about facts pertaining to crowd size, climate change and more. How did we get here, and is there a way forward when we can’t agree on the facts? During this program, we will engage in dialogue about this national debate and discuss leadership across the political divide in the age of facts and “alternative facts.” Audience members will learn from national leaders, engage in tabletop conversations and have the chance to voice their thoughts during Q&A.