December 8, 2015  

inside american politics

NYU Washington, DC hosted a group of American political insiders who discussed the current electoral scene in the lead up to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Republican and Democratic strategists assessed current political dynamics as the presidential primary season quickly approaches. The panel explored American voter behavior, trends and expectations, insights and perspectives and also considered how recent global events, dominating the news cycle, will influence public opinion.


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Ron Christie

Ron Christie

Kevin Madden

Kevin Madden

Rob Collins

Rob Collins

Steve McMahon

Steve McMahon

Stephanie Cutter

Stephanie Cutter

Jay Newton-Small

Jay Newton-Small

Meet the Moderator

Patrick Egan

Patrick J. Egan is Associate Professor of Politics and Public Policy at NYU. He specializes in public opinion, political institutions and their relationship in American politics. He is author of Partisan Priorities: How Issue Ownership Drives and Distorts American Politics (Cambridge, 2013) and co-editor of Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy (Oxford, 2008).He was also a principal investigator on the first political survey of lesbians, gays and bisexuals ever to be fielded with a probability-based sample in 2007. Before entering academia, he served as an Assistant Deputy Mayor of Policy and Planning in the office of Philadelphia Mayor Edward Rendell. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. He writes about politics and policy for the Monkey Cage blog at the Washington Post.


This event was in collaboration with La Pietra Dialogues' Inside American Politics series, an annual dialogue on focused on U.S. politics. This annual politics dialogue has become an important meeting point for an in-depth discussion of high level experts and actors from both sides of the aisle, and the Atlantic. 

To learn more, and view previous panels from the Inside American Politics series, please visit La Pietra Dialogues.

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