Finding Common Ground on the State of Our Democracy
Thursday, November 17, 2022 – 3pm PT/6 pm ET
University of Southern California, Town and Gown
Can Democrats and Republicans agree on how to strengthen democracy? Watch political veterans James Carville and Reince Priebus explore common ground.
Pundits and historians viewed the November midterms as critical to the future of American democracy. But do liberals and conservatives agree on the emerging narrative, and the steps that must be taken to continue to strengthen our model of governance?
Common Ground Committee was honored to partner with the Dornsife Center for the Political Future at the University of Southern California to present a special conversation with Democratic political icon James Carville and former White House Chief of Staff (2017) and Republican National Committee Chairman (2011-2017) Reince Priebus, moderated by Bob Shrum, Director of the Dornsife Center.
Carville and Priebus – as Bill Clinton’s lead political strategist and Donald Trump’s former White House Chief of Staff, respectively – brought vastly divergent perspectives to the conversation. Yet they found many points of common ground on the state of politics and what is most important to preserve America’s system of self-governance.
Watch this special conversation, presented as the final session of the Dornsife Center for the Political Future’s 2022 Warschaw Conference on Practical Politics, to get a behind-the-scenes take on today’s campaign dynamics and learn what these two seasoned strategists agree on.