Today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the University of Virginia Center for Politics hosts the 20th annual American Democracy Conference in Washington D.C. The conference will feature Rep. Adam Schiff (D, CA-28), the likely next chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who just won a second term in a nationally-watched contest, as well as leading journalists and political experts discussing the 2018 midterm election and the upcoming presidential campaign.
View the livestream here:
The conference schedule is:
Rep. Adam Schiff (D, CA-28), interviewed by Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato
The Midterms: What did they mean? Where are we headed?
Moderator: Nia-Malika Henderson, CNN senior political reporter
Glen Bolger, Republican pollster, Public Opinion Strategies
Maria Cardona, Democratic strategist, Dewey Square Group
Kyle Kondik, managing editor, Sabato’s Crystal Ball
Symone Sanders, former national press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) 2016 presidential campaign
Keynote Speaker: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
11:45 a.m. Panel: The Political Road Ahead
Moderator: Robert Costa, national political reporter for the Washington Post and moderator of Washington Week on PBS
Donna Brazile, former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee
Juleanna Glover, former adviser to many prominent Republican officeholders and candidates
Chris LaCivita, Republican strategist
Jonathan Martin, national political correspondent for the New York Times
Cliff Young, president of Ipsos Public Affairs
The conference is being held in partnership with the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and is part of “Democracy in Perilous Times: Unprecedented Challenges and Controversies,” an ongoing program series organized by the Center for Politics and the Batten School for the 2018-2019 academic year as part of the National Symposium Series. Information on future programming can be found here.