July 13, 2016 Press Releases and Announcements

GU Politics & CNN Team Up for Trivia Events in Cleveland & Philly


by Team GU Politics

July 13, 2016-- The Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy is proud to partner with CNN to host trivia events at the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

On the first day of each convention, CNN and GU Politics will host college students from across the country in the CNN Grill, testing their knowledge of political trivia against teams of CNN journalists and some of the top political operatives and officials in the country.  

“Both political parties have important work to do at the conventions, but our partnership with CNN will provide an opportunity to have a little fun,” said Mo Elleithee (SFS ‘94), executive director of GU Politics. “When you put a bunch of college students in the same room as journalists and political professionals, and test their knowledge of seemingly useless political trivia, you know it’s going to get pretty heated.  I put my money on the students.”

The CNN partnership is part of a broader presence GU Politics will have at the 2016 political conventions. Twenty Georgetown students will travel to Cleveland, Ohio and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as part of the GU Politics “Convention Ambassadors” program for a behind-the-scenes look at the party nomination process.

Along with attending meetings and events, students will also spend time working directly with the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention staffs, as well as POLITICO.  They will be chronicling their experiences and reporting through social media and other platforms.

Follow their journey and join in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat with #HoyasAtRNC and #HoyasAtDNC.

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