To help us understand both the results and the process of the 2020 elections, we are fortunate to have Michael McCurry and Michael Gerson as our two speakers on November 16. Michael McCurry, who spoke to PDAA after the 2016 elections, is “Of Counsel” at Public Strategies Washington, Inc, where he provides counsel on communications strategies and management to corporate and nonprofit clients. He is also a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Public Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, concentrating on the intersection of faith, politics, and public affairs. He served as White House Press Secretary to President Bill Clinton, 1995-98, and prior to that as State Department Press Secretary.
Michael Gerson is a nationally syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, where his columns appear twice weekly. He is also a visiting fellow with the Center for Public Justice, and a policy fellow with the One Campaign, a bipartisan organization dedicated to fighting against extreme poverty and preventable disease. He serves on the Board of Directors of the International Rescue Committee. He was President George W. Bush’s chief speechwriter from 2001-2006. He is the author of “Heroic Conservatism “ (HarperOne 2007), among other works.