Oct. 25: UD Speaks to present Howard Dean, Karl Rove
Howard Dean
Karl Rove


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9:10 a.m., Aug. 16, 2010----Political pundits Howard Dean and Karl Rove will give a joint public lecture on the University of Delaware campus in Newark on Monday, Oct. 25. The pair with famously opposed viewpoints will discuss politics, parties and predictions for the 2010 midterm elections, the week before Americans head to the polls.

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Howard Dean, a former governor of Vermont, ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004, before serving as Democratic National Committee chairman from 2005 to 2009.

Karl Rove worked inside George W. Bush's White House from 2000 to 2007, serving as deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to the president. Rove is widely regarded as “The Architect” of Bush's two victorious presidential campaigns.

Both men now provide commentary to national media outlets: Dean contributes to CNBC; Rove contributes to FOX News, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal.

Their appearance at UD, dubbed “Election Eve: Howard Dean and Karl Rove Together,” will begin at 8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, at the Bob Carpenter Center. The night will include a moderated discussion between the two, followed by questions from the audience.

Tickets are now on sale at UD box offices and via Ticketmaster; cost per ticket is $5 for students, $7 for faculty and staff, and $10 for the public. Student tickets are on sale only at UD box offices, where you must show your valid UD ID. All seating is general admission.

“Election Eve: Howard Dean and Karl Rove Together” is part of the UD Speaks series. UD Speaks is dedicated to bringing world-class leaders to the Delaware campus to educate, enlighten and engage the University community. Past speakers include U.S. soccer star Mia Hamm, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.

The event is presented by the Division of Student Life, University Student Centers and the Center for Political Communication.