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November 20 Wednesday

“People Learning to Choose Their Destiny”: a Q&A with Janet Brown, Executive Director of the Commission on Presidential Debates

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 12:05PM - 1:30PM
  • SLB Room 121
  • Open To The Yale Community
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Description

Executive Director Janet Brown will discuss the plans that the Commission on Presidential Debates has for 2020 with debate expert Belabbes Benkredda.

Belabbes Benkredda is the founding director of The Munathara Initiative, the Arab’s world’s largest debate organization. He was named a 2016 Yale World Fellow and received the 2013 NDI Democracy Award. He is a currently a Gruber Fellow in Global Justice at Yale Law School and a Visiting Fellow at YLS's Information Society Project.

Janet Brown serves as Executive Director of the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), a position she has held since the CPD was established in 1987. Prior to joining the CPD, Ms. Brown served in appointed positions at the White House and the Office of Management and Budget.  She also served on the staffs of the Hon. John C. Danforth in the U.S. Senate and Ambassador Elliot L. Richardson at the U.S. Department of State. Ms. Brown has a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University. She has been awarded the Williams College Bicentennial Medal and an honorary doctorate of letters by the University of San Diego, Centre College, Hofstra University, Southwestern University, and Dominican University of California.

 

 

 

Sponsoring Organization(s)

ISP, KLAMP, Gruber Program