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Expert panel to discuss 2008 presidential campaign

08 April 2008

ATTENTION: News desks

Contact: Janet Gilmore, Media Relations
(510) 642-5685 jangilmore@berkeley.edu

"Choosing the President in 2008: The Evolving Process and its Effects," a two-day series of panel discussions and addresses hosted by the University of California, Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies.

Participants will discuss the protracted 2008 Democratic nomination process, developments in campaign financing, survey results and other issues. Speakers will include top campaign strategists, federal lawmakers, journalists, pollsters, representatives from premiere think tanks, and academics from numerous colleges and universities including Stanford University, Duke University and Boston College.

This is part of an ongoing series of election-related events taking place this year at the institute. For more information go to: http://igs.berkeley.edu/events/president2008/index.html.

Friday, April 11, 9:30 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. to noon

Lipman Room, 8th floor, Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley See campus map at: http://www.berkeley.edu/map/.

Panelists will include:

  • Byron York, White House correspondent, National Review
  • Ken Khachigian, national senior adviser for the Senator Fred Thompson 2008 presidential campaign; national senior adviser for the John McCain for President 2000 campaign; chief speechwriter and senior adviser to Ronald Reagan for his 1980 and 1984 presidential campaigns.
  • Thomas Mann, senior fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Duf Sundheim, former chairman, California Republican Party
  • U.S. Rep. David Price (D-North Carolina), a former Duke University professor
  • Peter D. Hart, president and founder, Peter D. Hart Research Associates
  • Robert Wickers, senior advisor for the Mike Huckabee for President 2008 campaign
  • Eric Schickler, professor of political science, UC Berkeley