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Karl Rove to Speak at Duke

Posted November 15, 2007 2:27 p.m. EST

— Karl Rove, a former senior staff member of the Bush administration, will speak from 6-7 p.m. Dec. 3 in Duke University’s Page Auditorium.

“A Conversation With Karl Rove” will be moderated by Duke political science professor Peter Feaver. A question-and-answer session will follow the discussion.

The public is invited to attend. Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Page Auditorium Box Office. There is a $3 service fee for reserving tickets online.

Among the topics to be explored are the future of American politics, the 2008 presidential election and emerging challenges for the country both at home and abroad.

Rove, the former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President Bush and the architect of Bush’s two successful presidential campaigns, resigned from the White House on Aug. 31.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for the Duke community to hear first-hand from one of the most consequential political figures in American public life,” said Feaver, who recently ended a two-year term on the White House’s National Security Council. “Karl Rove has had a remarkable career and has figured prominently in most of the major political events of the past seven years. I expect there will be great interest in his visit and in what he has to say.”

The event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost; the Office of the President; Duke Union Major Speakers, an undergraduate student organization; the political science department and the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy.