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Q&A with Michael Steele

Q&A with with Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele

Event Type
Webinar
Sponsor
College of Media, Frank Center for Leadership and Innovation in Media
Virtual
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Date
May 1, 2024   4:00 pm  
Registration
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Contact
Colleen King
E-Mail
cck@illinois.edu
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College of Media Events

The Frank Center will host a Q&A on May 1 with Michael Steele, former Republican National Committee Chairman and current co-host of MSNBC's The Weekend, discussing Donald Trump's campaign and trials, the future of the GOP, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson's future and more. Register to join us via Zoom.

The Q&A will be led by Colleen King, director of the Frank Center and clinical assistant professor of journalism. 

Presented by the Richard and Leslie Frank Center for Leadership and Innovation in Media.

ABOUT MICHAEL STEELE

When he was elected Lt. Governor of Maryland in 2003, Michael Steele made history as the first African American elected to statewide office; and again with his subsequent chairmanship of the Republican National Committee in 2009.

As chairman of the RNC, Michael Steele was charged with revitalizing the Republican Party. A self-described "Lincoln Republican," under Steele’s leadership the RNC broke fundraising records (over $192 million raised during the 2010 cycle) and Republicans won 63 House seats, the biggest pickup since 1938.

As Lt. Governor of Maryland, Steele’s priorities included reforming the state's Minority Business Enterprise program, improving the quality of Maryland's public education system, expanding economic development in the state, and fostering cooperation between government and faith-based organizations to help those in need.

Steele’s ability as a communicator and commentator has been showcased as a political analyst for MSNBC and recently in his role as co-host of MSNBC’s The Weekend. He has appeared on Meet the Press, Face the Nation, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, and Comedy Central's The Daily Show. In addition to his work in television, Steele co-hosted the daily radio program Steele & Ungar on the POTUS Channel on SiriusXM and is the host of The Michael Steele Podcast.

Steele is a graduate of Georgetown Law Center (’91), an Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow in Public Leadership, and a University of Chicago Institute of Politics Fellow. He currently serves as Chairman of the U.S. Vote Foundation and Holder of the Chair for The Gwendolyn S. & Colbert L. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy Lecture Series at Howard University. He has served as a Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs at Brown University Watson Institute.

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