Inside the 2012 Election

Inside the 2012 election

After the volatile 2016 election cycle, NYU Washington, DC invites political insiders Stephanie Cutter, Deputy Campaign Manager for President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, and Kevin Madden, National Press Secretary and Senior Communications Strategist for Governor Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, to take a look back at the 2012 general election. With their firsthand insight, this dialogue will explore the inner workings of an election, the pressure of a presidential campaign, what creates a successful campaign, and the differences between the 2012 general election and that of 2016. 

This event is hosted by DC Dialogues, a student-led initiative aimed at broadening students’ knowledge outside the classroom on issues important to them.

Meet the Panel

 Stephanie Cutter

Stephanie Cutter

Called “one of the most prominent voices in the [Democratic] party, and one of its top strategists and crisis managers” by Politico, Stephanie’s political and communications experience spans two decades in public service and the private sector.  

Kevin Madden

Kevin Madden

Kevin Madden is Executive Vice President of Public Affairs of JDA Frontline, a public affairs firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and Charleston, S.C.