US Government

Discussion on “American Politics 2020: Making Progress in a Polarized Era” with Michael Steele

Event information
Date
Thu May 30, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location
River House
Wye River, MD
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The American body politic has witnessed a turbulent and unruly political landscape over the past few years, fueled by extreme partisan divide and fiery rhetoric coming from all directions. It can be difficult for even the most informed citizens to sort out what is right and wrong, good and bad for our country.

Michael Steele, form RNC Chairman, former Lt. Governor of Maryland and current political analyst for MSNBC. He will be addressing current issues in a non-partisan discussion about the status of our national government. What is working? What isn’t? And, what needs to be done to preserve, grow, and defend our democracy? Mr. Steele will address such topics as: the impact of the Mueller Report; disagreements over border security; the federal budget; health care and social programs; and the future of the Supreme Court.

When he was elected Lt. Governor of Maryland in 2003, Mr. Steele made history as the first African American elected to statewide office. He made history again with his subsequent chairmanship of the Republican National Committee in 2009, and he was charged with revitalizing the Republican party. Mr. Steele’s ability as a communicator and commentator has been showcased through his current role as a political analyst for MSNBC. He has appeared on Meet the Press, Face the Nation, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Mr. Steele’s writings on law, business and politics have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Hill.com, the Grio.com, Politico.com, The Root.com, BET.com, Townhall.com, The Journal of International Security Affairs and Catholic University Law Review, among others.

Mr. Steele is a graduate of Georgetown Law Center (’91), an Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow in Public Leadership and a University of Chicago Institute of Politics Fellow.