The lecture is free and open to the public with a reception following.
Cornell Belcher is an award-winning pollster and a premier strategist in national progressive politics. Belcher served on the polling team for both Obama presidential campaigns, and has worked with Senate and House Democrats. He has been named to The Root 100, a list of the top 100 African American achievers and influencers in the country. Belcher is a political commentator and is currently President of Brilliant Corners Research & Strategies.
Neera Tanden is the President and CEO of the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund, where she focuses on how both organizations can expand opportunity for all Americans. Tanden has also served in both the Obama and Clinton administrations, as well as on presidential campaigns. Previously she served as policy director for Hillary Clinton’s first presidential campaign, where she directed all policy work and oversaw the debate preparation. Tanden has appeared as a speaker on multiple political television programs and has been named to Politico Magazine’s “Politico 50,” an annual list of the top thinkers, doers, and visionaries in American politics.