Karl Rove, Political Strategist and Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor
The Future of the Republican Party
LECTURE STARTS AT 7:30 PM
Bio: Karl Rove, an iconic political strategist and one of the most sought-after political pundits of our time, is best known for his provocative and robust knowledge of the major political issues of the day.
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 Republican candidates, non-partisan causes, and non-profit groups. His clients included over 75 Republican U.S. Senate, Congressional, and gubernatorial candidates in 24 states, as well as the Moderate Party of Sweden.
As a Fox News contributor, Rove provides a “genuine feel of inside knowledge,” says David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun television critic. Megan Garber, of the Columbia Journalism Review, says Karl Rove has “focused his punditry on what he knows best: strategy.” Even the New York Times acclaims that “Rove’s substantive contributions may now inspire a little work ethic among the celebrity talking heads who may be forced to bring to the news a little more data and a little less opinion, a recalibration that would be welcome to its devoted viewers.”
Rove writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal and is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight. He has written for various publications, including The Daily Beast, Financial Times, Forbes, FoxNews.com, HumanEvents.com, The Times, Washington Post, and The Weekly Standard.
A Colorado native, he attended the University of Utah, the University of Maryland-College Park, George Mason University, and the University of Texas at Austin.
Rove now serves on the University of Texas Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee and on the Board of Trustees for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and the Texas State History Museum Foundation. He is a member of the McDonald Observatory Board of Visitors and the Texas Philosophical Society.
The Jefferson Educational Society Global Futures Summit IV is a 72-hour event that will feature nationally-recognized speakers discussing a broad range of current issues including politics, end-of-life care, and space exploration. The speakers are (in order of appearance): Columnist David Brooks; Civil Liberties Attorney Rev. Barry Lynn; Political Strategist Karl Rove; Election Analyst Norman Ornstein, Ph.D., Harvard College Professor of Astronomy Robert Kirshner, Ph.D., Pallative Care Advocate Ira Byock, M.D., and Journalist Barry Casselman.
TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRANCE TO EACH GLOBAL SUMMIT EVENT. To register for these programs, please call the Jefferson Educational Society at 814-459-8000, or register online at www.JESERIE.org. Tickets are $20 per person - except for the lectures by David Brooks and Karl Rove, which are $25 per person. Students can attend any of these programs for $10 each (must present student id).