Rove, Myers provide 2 perspectives in 1 Delt Lecture May 17

Former presidential advisors Karl Rove and Dee Dee Myers will share their insights on the presidential election at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in King Chapel on the Cornell College campus. Rove and Myers will address the Republican and Democratic points of view in a Delta Phi Rho lecture titled “Election 2012: Two Perspectives.”

Moderated by Cornell Politics Professor Craig Allin, the two will offer insiders’ analysis on the candidates and the White House, including issues ranging from healthcare to the economy and foreign policy.

The lecture is open to the public free of charge and will be followed by a book signing in Cole Library.

Karl Rove

Karl Rove

Rove, widely considered the architect of George W. Bush’s presidential victories in 2000 and 2004, served as senior advisor to Bush from 2000 to 2007 and as deputy chief of staff from 2004 to 2007. While at the White House, Rove was deputy chief of staff for policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process.

Rove is a Fox News contributor, writes a weekly opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, is a Newsweek columnist and the author of the memoir “Courage and Consequence” (Threshold Editions, 2010).

He has taught at the University of Texas-Austin in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs as well as in a joint appointment with the journalism and government departments.  Before working on the Bush presidential campaigns, he was president of Karl Rove + Company, an Austin-based public affairs firm that worked for Republican candidates, non-partisan causes, and non-profit groups. His clients included more than 75 Republican U.S. Senate, Congressional, and gubernatorial candidates in 24 states, as well as the Moderate Party of Sweden.

Dee Dee Myers

Dee Dee Myers
Myers was the first woman and one of the youngest people ever to serve as White House press secretary. During the first years of the Clinton administration, Myers explained the actions of the new president to a vigilant press corps and to the nation.

Since leaving the White House, Myers has worked as a political analyst, commentator and writer. She is currently a contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine and a frequent guest on broadcast and cable television networks. She was also an original consultant to the NBC series “The West Wing,” and contributed story lines and technical advice throughout the show’s long, prizewinning run.

Her book, “Why Women Should Rule the World” (Harper Collins, 2008), makes the case that women’s increasingly powerful role in public life is reshaping the world—and making it better.

Delt Lecture
This is the fifth lecture funded by Cornell’s Delta Phi Rho Centennial Endowment. Previous speakers were Bob Woodward, Fareed Zakaria, George Stephanopoulos and David Gergen. A group of Delt alumni created the lecture series to contribute to the intellectual capital of the college and the community.


You can see the coverage of the 2012 Delt Lecture here.


An elevator will be installed in King Chapel by fall 2012. In the interim the building is not wheelchair accessible.