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Wed 26

October 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT

The Obama Presidency: The Hope and The Legacy

USC Center for the Political Future

Location: Both

Join us on Wednesday, October 26th from 11:30am-1pm for a discussion about the Obama presidency with authors Patricia Turner and Gabriel Debenedetti.

The event will be in person at the USC University Club Scriptorium room, and it will also be Zoomed, live streamed on social media, video recorded for YouTube, and audio recorded for The Bully Pulpit podcast. For in person attendees, free lunch will be provided.

Dr. Patricia Turner is the author of “Trash Talk: Anti-Obama Lore and Race in the Twenty-First Century.” She is a professor of World Arts and Culture/Dance, and African American studies at UCLA. She is currently serving as the Director of the Arthur Ashe Legacy Project at UCLA. She is also Dean and Vice Provost of UCLA’s Division of Undergraduate Education.

Gabriel Debenedetti is the author of “The Long Alliance: The Imperfect Union of Joe Biden and Barack Obama.” He is a New York Magazine National Correspondent where he covers politics, the White House, lobbying, business, and campaign finance. Previously, he covered politics for Politico and Reuters. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times Book Review, The Economist, Politico magazine, and the New Republic.

Bob Shrum, CPF Director and Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics, will serve as moderator.