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SOF Discussion Reception: Behind the Scenes on the Campaign Trail

Please join us on Wednesday, August 10th for an SOF Discussion Reception: Behind the Scenes on the Campaign Trail with Michael Steele and Patti Solis Doyle in conversation with Mickey Edwards.

*This event is by invitation only.

Michael Steele is founder and CEO of The Steele Group and former chairman of the Republican National Committee, from 2009 to 2011. A political analyst for MSNBC, he co-hosts “Steele and Ungar” on SiriusXM’s POTUS Channel, contributes to Fox News, and regularly hosts the Salem Radio Network’s “Morning in America Show.” Steele was previously lieutenant governor of Maryland, chairman of GOPAC, and held posts on the National Federal Election Reform Commission and NAACP Blue Ribbon Commission on Election Reform. He authored Right Now: A 12-Step Program for Defeating the Obama Agenda and is a fellow of the Aspen Institute Rodel program and University of Chicago Institute of Politics.

Patti Solis Doyle began her career working on Richard Daley’s campaign for Mayor of Chicago and later worked at Chicago City Hall. In 1991, she was among the first to join then Governor Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign. She served as a senior advisor to Hillary Clinton throughout that campaign and two terms in the White House. In 2000, Solis Doyle served as chief of staff to the First Lady’s first Senate campaign. She later managed Senator Clinton’s political operations, PAC and 2006 re-election campaign. She is President of Solis Strategies, a communications firm serving non-profits, NGOs, and corporations. Hispanic Magazine has honored Solis Doyle with the “Latinas of Excellence Award” for her accomplishments in the area of government, politics and civil leadership. She was also named one of America’s “100 Most Influential Hispanics” by Hispanic Business Magazine.

Mickey Edwards was a member of Congress for 16 years, serving on the House Budget and Appropriations Committees and as a chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee. After leaving Congress he taught for 11 years at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government before moving on first to Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and then back to Washington, DC, as vice president of the Aspen Institute, where he directs a bipartisan fellowship for elected public officials.

Edwards is a board member of both the Constitution Project, where he has chaired task forces on judicial independence and the war power, and the Project on Government Oversight. Edwards has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among his books are Reclaiming Conservatism, published in 2008 by Oxford University Press, and The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats Into Americans, published in 2013 by Yale University Press. His articles have appeared frequently in publications ranging from the New York Times and the Washington Post to Daedalus, The Public Interest, and the Atlantic. He is a frequent public speaker and has been a guest on many of the nation’s leading radio and television news and opinion broadcasts.

Event information
Wed Aug 10, 2016
5:30pm - 7:00pm GMT+0000
Doerr-Hosier Center
Aspen, CO