March 31, 2020 Press Releases and Announcements

GU Politics To Host Democratic And Republican Party Chairs, Chris Wallace In Separate Conversations About Coronavirus Impact


by GU Politics

GU Politics To Host Democratic And Republican Party Chairs, Fox News' Chris Wallace In Separate Conversations About Coronavirus Impact

Media Contact:

Kelly Ogburn

240.423.5426

kelly.ogburn@georgetown.edu

WHAT: The Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) at the McCourt School of Public Policy will host a series of virtual events next week examining how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting politics and public life.

On Monday (4/20) and Wednesday (4/22), GU Politics will host Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez and Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel for individual discussions and Q&A with students, moderated by GU Politics Executive Director Mo Elleithee. This two-night “Chat with the Chairs” will be coupled with an appearance on Tuesday (4/21) from Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace, who will join students for a discussion on the role of journalism during a global crisis.

You may find additional details about the events below. We invite you to join us for these conversations through our live stream on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Election 2020: Conversations With The Party Chairs

Tom Perez: Monday, 4/20 @ 6:00 PM EDT

Ronna McDaniel: Wednesday, 4/22 @ 5:30 PM EDT

Now that the primary season is over and the stage is set for the 2020 general election, GU Politics is bringing both party chairs to the #GUVirtualForum stage for a candid conversation on the race for the White House, what's a stake for each party, their views on campaigning during a national pandemic. Perez and McDaniel will share their perspective on how the major political parties are approaching the 2020 election in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, and how they are working to preserve election integrity during this unprecedented time.

Covering the Coronavirus: Journalism During A Global Crisis with Chris Wallace

Tuesday, April 21 @ 5:30 PM EDT

The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on the critical role journalists play during times of crisis, and how reliant we are on them to stay informed and connected. Whether covering the public health dimensions; the federal, state and local response; the economic impact; the political implications; or the societal, community and personal impact, this crisis has presented unprecedented challenges—and opportunities—to the journalists tasked with keeping us all informed. Join us for a conversation with Fox News Sunday Anchor Chris Wallace to discuss the role of the free press in providing Americans with coverage of COVID-19, and his view on how journalists can hold leaders accountable, report the facts, and maintain integrity during this time of crisis.

WHEN:

Monday, April 20 @ 6:00 PM EDT (Tom Perez)

Tuesday, April 21 @ 5:30 PM EDT (Chris Wallace)

Wednesday, April 22 @ 5:30 PM EDT (Ronna McDaniel)

WHERE: Online, via GU Politics social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube)

WHO:

DNC Chair Tom Perez

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel

Fox News Sunday Anchor Chris Wallace

GU Politics Executive Director Mo Elleithee

Students from Georgetown University (for live student Q&A)

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA:

No RSVP is required. Press should email Kelly.Ogburn@georgetown.edu with any questions or special requests. Please note that there will be no question and answer for press during these events.

ABOUT THE MCCOURT SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY:

The Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy is a top-ranked public policy school located in the center of the policy world in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to teach our students to design, analyze, and implement smart policies and put them into practice in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, in the U.S. and around the world.

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE OF POLITICS AND PUBLIC SERVICE:

The Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) connects and empowers students and the community in an effort to improve and reimagine politics and public service and reaffirm its promise. Founded as part of Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy in the fall of 2015, GU Politics programming is open to the entire University community.

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