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Mark Warner to Highlight American Democracy Conference Center for Governmental Studies and The Hotline To "Explore New Political Landscape"

Mark Warner November 29, 2001-- The U.Va. Center for Governmental Studies and The Hotline will host the fourth annual American Democracy Conference on Monday, Dec. 3, 2001 in the Rotunda Dome Room on the Grounds of the University of Virginia. The 2001 American Democracy Conference, entitled "Exploring America’s New Political Landscape," will feature panel discussions with America’s top political professionals, journalists, and academics on the recent and future elections throughout the country. Virginia Governor-elect Mark Warner, in his first major speech since his election, will deliver the Conference’s keynote address.

"We are delighted that Governor-elect Warner will be participating in this year’s American Democracy Conference," said Alex Theodoridis, CGS Chief of Staff. "With the current political climate testing the traditional roles of the presidency, media, and political parties, we hope this event will provide perspective into the recent elections and insight on the upcoming 2002 and 2004 contests."

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Morning Session

9–10:45 a.m. Return of the Imperial Presidency

11 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Media Coverage in the New Political Landscape

Afternoon Session

1:30–2:45 p.m. The Present and Future of the Republican Party

3:15– :30 p.m. The Present and Future of the Democratic Party

Keynote Address

5:30– :30 p.m. Reception

6:30 – 8 p.m. Dinner and Address by Governor-elect Mark Warner

All panels are free and open to the public, but the dinner and keynote address is by invitation only. All events will be held in the Dome Room of the Rotunda on the Grounds of the University of Virginia. For more information or to reserve a seat, please visit www.goodpolitics.org or contact Kim Tobin at 434-243-8473 or ktobin@virginia.edu by Nov. 28. Members of the press who plan to attend should contact Joshua Scott at 434-243-3540 or jscott@virginia.edu no later than Friday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m.

Panelists scheduled to participate in the American Democracy Conference:

9–10:45 a.m. Return of the Imperial Presidency

Doug Bailey, National Journal

John Dickerson, TIME Magazine

John Harris, Washington Post

Sid Milkis, University of Virginia

Larry J. Sabato, University of Virginia

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Media Coverage in the New Political Landscape

Fred Barnes, FOX News

Ed Chen, Los Angeles Times

Craig Crawford, The Hotline

Michael Doyle, McClatchey Newspapers

Ann Klenk, National Journal

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. The Present and Future of the Republican Party

Kim Alfano, Alfano, Freemont-Smith

Glen Bolger, Public Opinion Strategies

Frank Donatelli, McGuireWoods Consulting

Chris LaCivita, Earley 2001

Vaughn Ververs, The Hotline

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. The Present and Future of the Democratic Party

Steve Jarding, Warner 2001

Jim Jordan, DSCC

Chuck Todd, The Hotline

Fred Yang, Garrin, Hart & Yang

Contact: Joshua Scott, (434) 243-3540

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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