Politics 2010: America and the World
date: November 16, 2010
location: Villa Sassetti
 
Program
 

Tuesday, November 16
10:00 am Gordon Brown Opening Remarks: “The Insecurity Index”
Discussion with David Muir, Former Director of Political Strategy and Special Adviser to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown

11:00‐11:15 Break


11:15‐12:45 Discussion on the Global Context
Moderator: David Muir, Former Director of Political Strategy and Special Adviserto British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Nicole Bacharan, Researcher, National Foundation for Political Science, France, specialist in transatlantic relations
David Frum, Author, journalist, former speechwriter for George W. Bush
Claudius Wagemann, Professor New York University in Florence and Lecturer Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane

12:45‐2:30pm Lunch

2:30‐4:00 Panel: What Happened in the Midterms?
Moderator: Robert Shrum, Senior Fellow Wagner School of Public Service, New York University, and longtime Democratic Strategist
Michael Donilon, Former Counselor to Vice President Joe Biden
David Frum, Author, journalist, former speechwriter for George W. Bush
Bruce Haynes, Republican Political and Public Affairs Strategist
Steve McMahon, Democratic Political Advisor and Public Affairs Strategist
Paolo Valentino, Washington D.C. Correspondent, Corriere della Sera

Wednesday, November 17

9:00‐10:30am Panel: Changing Communications: Social Media v. Traditional Media
Moderator: Marylouise Oates, author and activist
Guiliano Da Empoli, Deputy Mayor for Culture, City of Florence
Michael Donilon, Former Counselor to Vice President Joe Biden
David Muir, Former Director of Political Strategy and Special Adviser to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Alberto Simoni, Journalist, Foreign Desk, La Stampa

10:30‐10:45 Break

10:45‐12:45 Panel: The Tea Party and the Future of the GOP
Moderator: Robert Shrum, Senior Fellow Wagner School of Public Service, New York University, and longtime Democratic Strategist
Nicole Bacharan, Researcher, National Foundation for Political Science, France, specialist in transatlantic relations
David Frum, Author, journalist, former speechwriter for George W. Bush
Bruce Haynes, Republican Political and Public Affairs Strategist
Steve McMahon, Democratic Political Advisor and Public Affairs Strategist

12:45‐1:45pm Lunch

1:45‐3:30 Panel: The Future of Obama and the Democrats
Moderator: Marylouise Oates, author and activist
Michael Donilon, Former Counselor to Vice President Joe Biden
Bruce Haynes, Republican Political and Public Affairs Strategist
Steve McMahon, Democratic Political Advisor and Public Affairs Strategist
Robert Shrum, Senior Fellow Wagner School of Public Service, New York University, and longtime Democratic Strategist
Paolo Valentino, Washington D.C. Correspondent, Corriere della Sera

3:30‐3:45 Break

3:45‐5:00 Round Table Discussion: Towards 2011
Moderator: Ellyn Toscano, Executive Director, New York University in Florence

All participants