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Ambassador Nikki R. Haley

Join the IOP as we welcome Ambassador Nikki R. Haley, the United States’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Ambassador Haley previously served as Governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017. During her tenure at the United Nations, Ambassador Haley has prioritized organizational reform and the defense of human rights while addressing the international threat posed by North Korea.

This discussion will be moderated by IOP Director David Axelrod.

No Time For Gridlock: American Cities in 2018

As public opinion of Congress remains at historic lows, many Americans have accepted gridlock as the governing norm. Yet this narrative – focusing exclusively on the federal government and the hurdles to bipartisanship – tells an incomplete story. American cities have forged ahead without federal support, experimenting with new approaches to address issues from climate change to education and infrastructure.

Restoring American Civility: A Conversation With Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner

Over the last two years, the polarization of American politics has come into sharp focus. Skepticism of compromise has led both major parties to stage internal debates about ideological purity. The ensuing public conversations, largely taking place on social media platforms crafted to be echo chambers, prize conflict and downplay nuance.

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

Join the IOP as we welcome former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney for a conversation on his time in the Obama Administration, the relationship between the White House and the press, and his current work at Amazon. Before being named press secretary in 2011, Mr. Carney served as director of communications Vice President Joe Biden. He is now the senior vice president for global corporate affairs at Amazon, where he oversees public relations and public policy.

President Trump: Year One

In the year since his inauguration, President Trump has presented unique challenges to the journalists tasked with covering the White House. Whether by disputing accounts of the crowd size at his inauguration or spreading misinformation about alleged voter fraud, the president has maintained what could be described as an antagonistic relationship to the press – calling members of the media “the most dishonest beings on earth." To what extent does this dynamic differ from that of previous administrations? How have reporters at the White House adjusted to the changes?