Stanford in Government was proud to host a political debate between noted Republican strategist and key Bush advisor Karl Rove and former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs on April 24th, 2012. The event was moderated by Stanford political science professor Rob Reich, who asked a series of hard-hitting questions on topics ranging from America’s two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to immigration and the economy. The debate was civil, but lively, with plenty of audience interaction, both in the form of clapping on both sides of the aisle and through audience questions submitted to professor Reich before the event. SIG looks forward to hosting more political debates in the future.
The event was co-hosted by the ASSU Speaker’s Bureau.