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20th Annual ADC - Washington, DC
Thu, November 29, 2018
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
George Washington University
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052

20th Annual ADC - Charlottesville, VA
Thu, January 24, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
University of Virginia
Alumni Hall | Ballroom
211 Emmet Street South, Charlottesville, VA 22903

As part of the UVA Center for Politics and Batten School National Symposium Series on Democracy, the 20th Annual American Democracy Conference was held twice; on November 29, 2018 in Washington, DC and on January 24, 2019 in Charlottesville, VA . In attendance was Larry Sabato and a host of political panelists for a lively discussion about this year’s elections and its effects on political parties, public policy and the nation as a whole. Guests included: Paul Begala, Jamelle Bouie, Donna Brazile, Maria Cardona, Robert Costa, Ted Cruz, Juleanna Glover, Nia-Malika Henderson, Chris LaCivita, Terry McAuliffe, David Ramadan, Karl Rove, Symone Sanders, Adam Schiff and many others.


8:30 a.m.: Doors open

9:00 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks: Larry J. Sabato

9:15 a.m.: Panel I - The Midterms: What did they mean?, Where are we headed?

Moderator: Nia-Malika Henderson

  • Glen Bolger
  • Maria Cardona
  • Kyle Kondik
  • Symone Sanders

10:30 p.m : Keynote Speaker, Congressman Adam Schiff

11:00 a.m.: Panel II – The Political Road Ahead

Moderator: Robert Costa

  • Donna Brazile
  • Juleanna Glover
  • Chris LaCivita
  • Jonathan Martin
  • Cliff Young

12:00 p.m: Keynote Speaker, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

1:00 p.m.: End of program


8:30 a.m.: Doors open

9:00 p.m : Keynote Speaker, Congressman Adam Schiff

10:00 a.m.: Panel I - Trump at the Midterm of His Presidency

Moderator: Christine Mahoney

  • Paul Begala
  • Jamelle Bouie
  • Kate Obenshain
  • David Ramadan

11:30 a.m.: Complimentary Lunch

12:00 p.m: Keynote Speaker, Karl Rove

12:030 p.m.: End of program

For questions or additional information please contact Glenn Crossman at or 434-243-3540.