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Saturday, May 4


Has the Next Civil War Already Started?
In America,  Civil War as long been relegated to history books and Ken Burns films. But recently it has become a live topic. This panel of political experts and journalists will discuss the deepening tribalism of extreme partisan politics, identifying root causes, discussing the platforms that have encouraged this divisiveness, and exploring what can be done to prevent it.  

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Jamelle Bouie

Columnist, New York Times
Based in Charlottesville, Virginia and Washington D.C., Jamelle Bouie is a columnist for the New York Times and political analyst for CBS News. He covers campaigns, elections, national affairs, and culture. Prior to the Times, Jamelle was chief political correspondent for Slate magazine... Read More →

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Oren Cass

Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Oren Cass is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, where his work on strengthening the labor market addresses issues ranging from the social safety net and environmental regulation to trade and immigration to education and organized labor. Cass is the author of The Once and... Read More →
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Thomas Edsall

Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times, New York Times
Thomas B. Edsall has been teaching political journalism at Columbia University since 2006. His column on strategic and demographic trends in American politics appears every Thursday. He has been a weekly contributor to The Times online Opinion Pages since 2011. He covered politics... Read More →
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Christopher Parker

Professor of Political Science, University of Washington
Professor Christopher Sebastian Parker is an expert on the ways in which race and racism impact Western democracies. In doing so, he challenges conventional explanations for the persistence of racism, while explaining the nature of the movements that have proven capable of making... Read More →
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Tay Wiles

Journalist, High Country News
Tay Wiles is a freelance journalist based in California and a correspondent for High Country News. Her work also appears at The Guardian, Mother Jones, Pacific Standard, Range podcast and KQED. She has served as associate editor at HCN, the editor of Mission Local, a media fellow... Read More →

Saturday May 4, 2019 11:30am - 12:20pm


Covering the Trump White House
Run by a president who thrives on the conventions of reality television, the White House has become defined by confessionals, also known as “leaks,” and a litany of former officials who have been voted off the island. Correspondent, past and present, tells us how they keep track of it all and how covering the Trump White House compares to previous administrations.

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Adam Levine

Founder & CEO, Words Matter Media
Adam L. Levine is Founder and CEO of Words Matter Media and Executive Producer of the Words Matter Podcast. From 2001-2003 Adam served as Assistant White House Press Secretary and Director of Television News for President George W. Bush. Before joining the White House, Adam was a... Read More →

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Darlene Superville

Newswoman, Associated Press
Darlene Superville is a White House reporter for The Associated Press. She was assigned to the White House in January 2009 to cover President Barack Obama. She was reassigned in 2012 and returned to the beat in 2013. Before the White House assignment, Ms. Superville was an enterprise/features... Read More →
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Ashley Parker

White House Reporter, Washington Post
Ashley Parker is a White House reporter for The Washington Post. She joined The Post in 2017, after 11 years at the New York Times, where she covered the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns and Congress, among other things. She was part of the Washington Post team that won a Pulitzer... Read More →
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Philip Rucker

White House Bureau Chief, The Washington Post
Philip Rucker is the White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post, leading its coverage of the Donald Trump presidency. He and a team of Post reporters won the Pulitzer Prize and the George Polk Award for their reporting on Russia‚Äôs interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential... Read More →
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John Fund

National-Affairs Columnist, National Review
John Fund is National Affairs Columnist for National Review magazine and a contributor to FoxNews.com. He is an often-quoted  expert on American politics, economics and legal issues. He previously served as a columnist and editorial board member for The Wall Street Journal. for 27... Read More →

Saturday May 4, 2019 2:45pm - 3:35pm


Dictators & Democracy
Dictators are experiencing a renewed role in American political discourse as President Trump publicly engages with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, attempts to disengage with the Assad regime in Syria and openly challenges Maduro in Venezuela. Meanwhile, the governments of global powers China and Russia have taken steps toward more authoritarian rule. Experts on Russia, Africa and Central American discuss these dictatorships and the threats that they pose to our democracy.

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Enrique Cerna

Senior Correspondent, Crosscut
Enrique Cerna is senior correspondent for Crosscut and KCTS 9. He joined KCTS 9 in January, 1995. Since then, he has anchored current affairs programs, moderated statewide political debates, produced and reported stories for national PBS programs as well as local documentaries on... Read More →

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Michael Camilleri

Rule of Law Director, Inter-American Dialogue
Michael Camilleri is Director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue. An international lawyer and former diplomat, he served in the Obama administration from 2012 to 2017 as the Western Hemisphere adviser on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning... Read More →
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Jackie Miller

President & CEO, World Affairs Council
Jacqueline has led the World Affairs Council of Seattle since May 2014. She held senior positions in policy organizations and non-profits on the east coast before moving to the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, she also serves on the Mayor’s International Affairs Advisory Board; is... Read More →
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Connie G. Anthony, PHD

Professor, Political Science, Seattle University
Connie Anthony's expertise is in international relations and comparative development with a focus on the developing world. She has written on the politics of international aid, technology transfer, refugees, intervention, and resource development. She has worked in social constructivist... Read More →

Saturday May 4, 2019 2:45pm - 3:35pm