David Axelrod discusses Trump, stresses empathy to overcome national divisions

David Axelrod, chief strategist for both of President Barack Obama’s election campaigns and former senior advisor to the president, discussed the recent election of Donald Trump, progressive youth engagement going forward and ways to overcome divides throughout the country. The talk, sponsored by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, was hosted by Tisch […]


David Gregory moderates journalist panel on election cycle

Tisch College Professor of the Practice David Gregory moderated a panel entitled “A Year Like No Other: Politics & the Press in 2016,” featuring New York Times Political Correspondent Patrick Healy (LA ’93), NPR Political Reporter Asma Khalid and Mic! Co-founder Jake Horowitz. The event took place last night in Granoff Music Center‘s Distler Auditorium as part of Tisch […]


Debate Watch Party draws full house, highlights student contingent supporting Clinton

The Department of Political Science hosted a Presidential Debate Watch Party on Sept. 26 from 7:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in Cohen Auditorium. The screening of the first presidential debate of the 2016 election — between the Democratic presidential nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the Republican presidential nominee, Donald J. Trump — was preceded by a panel discussion. […]


Events on the Hill this week

MONDAY “It Won’t Stop Until We Talk” Details: Visions of Peace is hosting a discussion with The Parents Circle-Families Forum, an organization of families who have lost loved ones throughout the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Speakers will focus on how to work through grief by communicating with others who have shared the same experience. When and Where: 7 – 8:15 p.m., Goddard Chapel […]


Tisch College launches Civic Life Lunches initiative

The Jonathan M. Tisch College for Civic Life is launching Civic Life Lunches, a new event series in which distinguished speakers from fields including journalism, politics and the non-profit sector will host informal lunchtime discussions with students and faculty, according to Director of Policy, Planning and Strategy Jennifer McAndrew. The initiative was born from the […]


David Gregory discusses upcoming Tufts course, changing media landscape, political campaigns

David Gregory, the political journalist best known for his work on NBC’s “Meet the Press” (1947 – present)  and CNN’s New Day (2013 – present) will be teaching a political science course at Tufts next fall about the race to the White House in the modern media environment. He spoke with the Daily about his plans for […]


David Gregory to teach course on politics, media in fall semester

This coming fall, television journalist David Gregory will teach a seminar course focusing on the intersections between political campaigns and the media. Tisch College will bring Gregory, who served as NBC’s former chief White House correspondent during George W. Bush’s presidency and former “Meet the Press” moderator, to teach a course entitled “Race for the White House in a Modern Media Environment.” The seminar will be […]


David Gregory discusses politics, journalism and faith as part of Distinguished Speaker Series

Television journalist David Gregory spoke about the intersections of media and politics as part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series last night in the Coolidge Room. Gregory also talked about his new book “How’s Your Faith?: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey,” an exploration of his personal relationship with Judaism. At the event, sponsored by the Film and Media Studies program […]


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