Republican National Convention Reception

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The Office of Alumni Relations and School of Public Affairs invite alumni, parents, and friends to a reception during the Republican National Convention.  Hosted by new SPA dean Barbara S. Romzek, the reception will feature remarks by Anita McBride, executive in residence at AU's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, and chief of staff to former first lady Laura Bush, and Michael Cohen, SIS-SOC/BA '94, author of Live from the Campaign Trail.  There is no charge to attend.

Anita McBride has a long and distinguished career in American politics and government. Most recently, she served as Assistant to President George W. Bush and Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush from January 2005 to January 2009. As a CCPS Fellow, Mrs. McBride will work with both CCPS and the Women & Politics Institute, giving guest lectures, teaching one-credit weekend classes, and organizing a conference on the role of First Ladies in American politics.

Michael A. Cohen is the author of Live From the Campaign Trail: The Greatest Presidential Campaign Speeches of the 20th Century and How They Shaped Modern America (Walker Books: 2008). He is a Senior Fellow at the American Security Project.  He is currently writing his second book for Oxford University Press on the 1968 presidential election and its impact on American politics.  He has also been a Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and the World Policy Institute.  Previously, Michael served in the U.S. Department of State as chief speechwriter for U.S. Representative to the United Nations Bill Richardson and Undersecretary of State Stuart Eizenstat.  For a complete bio on Michael, please visit

Date & Location
Date: 8/28/2012
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: The Chart House
7616 W. Courtney
Campbell Causeway
Tampa, FL  33607
Chart House

Contact Information
Teresa Wheatley