February 16, 2018 Other Events

Defending Digital Democracy: A Conversation on Protecting Campaigns with Robby Mook and Matt Rhoades

Old North 205, 2:30pm - 3:30pm


Join the Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy for a conversation with Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager and Matt Rhoades, Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign manager on their new Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook. The event will take place on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 2:30PM in Old North 205.

The discussion will include why they believe this issue is a bipartisan one, as well as what their new Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook is and how they hope it will be used by campaigns in the future. The event will include a question and answer session for students. Food will be provided.

Robby Mook is a Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School and CNN Contributor. At Harvard, Mook is Co-Directing the Defending Digital Democracy Project, a bipartisan effort to secure political campaigns and elections from cyber attacks and make our democratic institutions more resilient in the face of foreign information operations. Mook served as Campaign Manager for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. He also ran winning campaigns for Governor, U.S. Senate and led the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2012, when Democrats gained 8 seats.

Matt Rhoades founded Definers Public Affairs in 2015 after having co-founded America Rising LLC in 2013 and serving as the Campaign Manager for Governor Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. From 2011 to 2012, he was responsible for building the infrastructure of a national campaign and directing its messaging, strategy and budget. In 2010, Rhoades served as the Executive Director to Governor Mitt Romney’s Free and Strong America Political Action Committee (PAC).


Old North 205


Friday, February 16th, 2018


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