September 17, 2018 Other Events

The Briefing: Politics, the Press, and the President with Sean Spicer

Lohrfink Auditorium, 7:00pm - 8:30pm


The Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy will host Sean Spicer for a discussion on his new book, The Briefing. The event will take place on Monday, September 17th at 7:00PM in the Lohrfink Auditorium at the Hariri Building on the main campus.

In a conversation moderated by Mo Elleithee, Executive Director of GU Politics, Mr. Spicer will detail his time as the White House Press Secretary during the beginning of the Trump Administration. The event will also highlight Mr. Spicer’s rise to the national political scene and include a question and answer section for students. The book sheds light on the headline-grabbing Trump administration’s first year as well as the 2016 campaign and his time in Washington.

Mr. Spicer is the founder and President of RigWil LLC, a strategic consulting firm that provides insights to C-suite corporate and association executives. Since leaving the White House he has traveled the world addressing groups, corporations, forums, schools and associations as an exclusive speaker of the Worldwide Speakers Group. Mr. Spicer serves as a spokesman and senior advisor the the America First Action SuperPAC. He is a council member of the Gerson Lehrman Group and served as a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.

Mr. Spicer is a lifelong Republican operative who worked his way up through the ranks and whom colleagues know as relentless, quick-witted, and good-humored. Melissa McCarthy’s depiction of his press briefing performances earned him a spot in Saturday Night Live lore, but it was his role as the architect of the Republican National Committee’s PR strategy that earned him a reputation as one of the party’s most effective and hardest-charging strategists and communicators.


The event is co-sponsored by GUCR.
Follow along on social media by tagging @GUPolitics and join the conversation online with #SpicerAtGU!


Lohrfink Auditorium


Monday, September 17th, 2018




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