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The Center hosts a variety of visitors throughout the academic year to stimulate discussion on regional, national, and international affairs. In the 2012-2013 academic year, the Center was able to assemble an impressive array of speakers including: Alice Rivlin, founder of the Congressional Budget Office, Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, The Brookings Institute; Judd Gregg, former U.S. Senator (R-NH); John Lynch, former Governor of New Hampshire; Peter Diamond, winner of the 2010 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences; Sarah Weddington, successful litigator of Roe v. Wade; Bill Bixby, Executive Director, The Concord Coalition; Sonia Nazario, bestselling author of Enrique's Journey, Pulitzer Prize winner for feature writing; and Chip Paucek, founder & CEO, 2U Inc.
See a complete list of our past public programs, as well as a list of our Named Lectures.
As a consultant in the United States and around the globe, Alex Castellanos has developed communications strategies and campaigns for some of the world's largest companies. Castellanos has helped elect over a dozen US Senators and Governors and has consulted seven US Presidential candidates. Through his experience, Alex has also been credited with the discovery of the political "soccer mom," and has also been called the "father of the attack ad." Castellanos is a co-founder of Purple Strategies: a national, bipartisan public affairs firm which takes its name from the merger of colors commonly identified with Democrats (blue) and Republicans (red). He is also the founder of NewRepublican.org, an organization dedicated to advancing conservative principles into the political campaigns of the communications age. Castellanos currently serves as a member of CNN's "Best Political Team on Television," and is frequently featured on NBC's Meet the Press. In addition to his television experience, Fortune Magazine singled out Castellanos as a "new style Media Master," and in 2007 GQ called him one the 50 most influential people in DC. A Morehead and National Merit Scholar at the University of North Carolina, Castellanos has lectured domestically and internationally for the Washington Speakers Bureau, with venues ranging from Harvard University to the United States Army Communication School. Castellanos has also served as a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. A native of Havana, Cuba, Castellanos is fluent in Spanish and English. His parents, refugees who fled Castro's Cuba in 1961, came to this country with one suitcase, two children, and eleven dollars.
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