Breaking Through: How Political Leaders Communicate with the American People in Today’s Polarized Media Environment led by Sarah Hurwitz and Guest Speakers Eric Schultzny and Jennifer Psaki

Presidential campaigns and White Houses require massive press operations with dozens of staffers managing inquiries from hundreds of reporters and media outlets.  How does that all work?  How do you calmly handle the inevitable crises that can arise at any moment?  How do you work with reporters to get out a coherent message to the American people each day? 

Guests: Eric Schultz, Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary, 2014-2017 and Jennifer Psaki (skype), White House Communications Director, 2015-2017; Press Secretary for 2012 Obama Campaign.

Study groups will run from February 14th until April 13th, 2017. Study groups will not be held during the week of spring break (March 11 - March 19)

Location: Institute of Politics - Littauer 166

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm