ABC-TV News chief political correspondent George Stephanopoulos will referee a lively exchange about the 2012 presidential race on Thursday, February 9 at New York University, featuring Steve Schmidt, a senior veteran of Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign going toe-to-toe with Robert Shrum, former senior advisor to the 2004 presidential bid of Senator John Kerry.
The one-hour “Campaign Watch 2012” dialogue, co-sponsored by the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU and the Wagner Policy Alliance, will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The Skirball Center is located at 566 LaGuardia Place, between W. 3rd Street and Washington Square South [Subways: A,B,C,D,E,F or M to West 4th Street].
Schmidt, a Republican Party strategist, and Shrum, a senior fellow at NYU Wagner who has advised several prominent Democrats in national campaigns, will talk about the fast-approaching presidential election in light of the first several state primaries. They’ll explore the state of the Republican field, public opinion on the Obama administration and his re-election bid, and potential scenarios bearing upon the November election. Stephanopolous, who previously worked as White House communications director under President Bill Clinton, is host of “This Week” and “Good Morning America.”
Please note: The event is free and open to the general public, but a ticket is required. First, register at http://wagner.nyu.edu/events/wagner-02-09-2012. You will receive two confirmation emails, the second of which will contain a voucher for your ticket and instructions on how to obtain it at NYU Skirball Center’s box office, along with directions to the Center.
The house opens at 12:00 p.m. The event begins promptly a half-hour later.
About NYU Wagner:
Through rigorous programs, NYU Wagner educates the future leaders of public, nonprofit, and health institutions, as well as private organizations serving the public sector. NYU Wagner (the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University) prepares serious, talented professionals to face the constantly changing challenges of public service. Trained in management, policy and finance, students graduate with the skills they need to confront society’s most pressing problems. www.wagner.nyu.edu.
About NYU Skirball Center:
The Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New York University and lower Manhattan. Led by executive producer Jay Oliva (President Emeritus, NYU) and senior director Michael Harrington, the programs of the Skirball Center reflect NYU’s mission as an international center of scholarship, defined by excellence and innovation and shaped by an intellectually rich and diverse environment. A vital aspect of the Center’s mission is to build young adult audiences for the future of live performance. www.nyuskirball.org.