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2024 Sumners Civics Lecture: Navigating the Political Climate with Karl Rove

Karl Rove Action Shot
Thu Apr 25

2024 Sumners Civics Lecture: Navigating the Political Climate with Karl Rove

Karl Rove Action Shot
Thu Apr 25

2024 Sumners Civics Lecture: Navigating the Political Climate with Karl Rove

featuring former Deputy Chief of Staff for the George W. Bush administration Karl Rove, and moderated by Council President & CEO Liz Brailsford

Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CT
Karl Rove Action Shot

Is the U.S. upholding the ideals of democracy? In 2022, 161 million Americans were registered to vote and that number is expected to rise in the upcoming presidential election. However, faith in our voting system has dropped in the past few years. Fighting between Republicans and Democrats has made voters distrustful of “the system.” Voter trust is pivotal for a democracy. Now, more than ever, civil discourse in our democratic republic is vital. Join the Council for a discussion on American democracy in our Sumners Civics Lecture Series with former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove. Moderated by Council President & CEO Liz Brailsford.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Karl Rove Headshot

Karl Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. At the White House, he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process. Before Rove became known as “The Architect” of President Bush’s 2000 and 2004 campaigns, he was president of Karl Rove + Company, an Austin-based public affairs firm that worked for over 75 Republican candidates for senator, governor and congressman, as well non-partisan causes and non-profit groups. Today, Mr. Rove writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal and is a Fox News contributor. He is the author of two books – a critically acclaimed volume on the 1896 presidential election entitled The Triumph of William McKinley and the 2010 New York Times Bestseller Courage and Consequence. He is now working on a book on presidential decision-making. He is the founder of the American Crossroads/Senate Leadership Fund super-PAC.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Liz Brailsford

Liz Brailsford joined the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth from the World Affairs Councils of America, the network’s national office in Washington, DC, where she served as chief operating officer. Liz currently serves as an international task force member of the Dallas Regional Chamber; an ex-officio board member with the North Texas Commission; a Texas State advisory committee member of the U.S. Global Leadership Commission; and is a Tando Institute Fellow. She holds an M.P.A. in global policy from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School and a B.A. in media arts from the University of South Carolina.

 

  • About the event

    Is the U.S. upholding the ideals of democracy? In 2022, 161 million Americans were registered to vote and that number is expected to rise in the upcoming presidential election. However, faith in our voting system has dropped in the past few years. Fighting between Republicans and Democrats has made voters distrustful of “the system.” Voter trust is pivotal for a democracy. Now, more than ever, civil discourse in our democratic republic is vital. Join the Council for a discussion on American democracy in our Sumners Civics Lecture Series with former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove. Moderated by Council President & CEO Liz Brailsford.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Karl Rove Headshot

    Karl Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. At the White House, he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process. Before Rove became known as “The Architect” of President Bush’s 2000 and 2004 campaigns, he was president of Karl Rove + Company, an Austin-based public affairs firm that worked for over 75 Republican candidates for senator, governor and congressman, as well non-partisan causes and non-profit groups. Today, Mr. Rove writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal and is a Fox News contributor. He is the author of two books – a critically acclaimed volume on the 1896 presidential election entitled The Triumph of William McKinley and the 2010 New York Times Bestseller Courage and Consequence. He is now working on a book on presidential decision-making. He is the founder of the American Crossroads/Senate Leadership Fund super-PAC.

    ABOUT THE MODERATOR

    Liz Brailsford

    Liz Brailsford joined the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth from the World Affairs Councils of America, the network’s national office in Washington, DC, where she served as chief operating officer. Liz currently serves as an international task force member of the Dallas Regional Chamber; an ex-officio board member with the North Texas Commission; a Texas State advisory committee member of the U.S. Global Leadership Commission; and is a Tando Institute Fellow. She holds an M.P.A. in global policy from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School and a B.A. in media arts from the University of South Carolina.