David Axelrod and Karl Rove

David Axelrod and Karl Rove POINT-COUNTERPOINT

April 3, 2019;  6:00pm
UW-Green Bay, Weidner Center
2420 Nicolet Dr, Green Bay, WI 54311

Political Strategists, Former Presidential Advisors David Axelrod and Rove will be holding a point-counterpoint conversation at UW-Green Bay, sponsored by the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership. The event will be moderated by Mike Gousha, a distinguished fellow in law and public policy at Marquette University Law School.

This free public event will take place on Wednesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. at the UW-Green Bay Weidner Center.  This event is designed to provide and promote civil, non-partisan and thought provoking conversations about election polling and strategy, about politicians and presidents, about red and blue culture, and also the state of our democracy, the media and more.

Registration for the event is required and will be available here.

The UW-Green Bay event exemplifies the Center’s mission to bring important conversations and highlight successful public leaders to communities across Wisconsin. We are excited to hold this on-campus event in a community that is bustling with innovation, growth and emerging public leaders.

A word from UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller – “Universities are places of discovery and conversation around important topics that foster the development of leaders. We are proud to welcome these distinguished thought leaders to our campus to be a part of the public discourse at this critical time in our nation’s history.”

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About David Axelrod

David Axelrod is a preeminent American political strategist and commentator and the former chief strategist and senior advisor to President Barack Obama. Axelrod currently serves as the director of the non-partisan Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago.

Axelrod additionally hosts a podcast “the Axe Files” which feature in-depth conversations with public figures across the political spectrum. A televised version of the show airs monthly on CNN. A former political writer for the Chicago Tribune, Axelrod produced media strategy and advertising for 150 campaigns across the U.S., culminating in President Obama’s historic elections. Axelrod is also the author of The New York Times best-selling memoir, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.

Karl Rove Faceshot

About Karl Rove

With over four decades of experience in the political arena, Karl Rove is an iconic strategist whose provocative and robust knowledge of the major issues of the day have made him one of the most sought-after commentators of our time.

Rove has been described by respected author and columnist Michael Barone as “unique…no Presidential appointee has ever had such a strong influence on politics and policy, and none is likely to do so again anytime soon” and by Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of the Weekly Standard as “the greatest political mind of his generation and probably of any generation… He knows history, understands the moods of the public, and is a visionary on matters of public policy.”


Michael Gousha Face shot

Moderated By Michael Gousha

Mike Gousha serves as a distinguished fellow in law and public policy at Marquette University Law School. An award-winning journalist, Gousha explores important public policy issues through his work at the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education. He is the host of the Law School’s “On the Issues” conversation series, and has been the sole moderator of numerous political debates held at the Law School, including the final debate of Wisconsin’s historic 2012 recall election for Governor.

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Cosponsored by the University of Wisconsin Green Bay

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.