When: Thu., Dec. 5, 8 p.m. 2019
Dan Pfeiffer is the rare breed of person who is entrenched in politics and yet somehow optimistic. Yeah, I know, how is that possible? What’s even weirder is that he’s not terrified by how politics have changed in the age of social media. Pfeiffer’s credits include former strategy and communications senior advisor to Barack Obama, co-host on Pod Save America, and author of Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter and Trump. Needless to say, Pfeiffer has a unique take on social media, as he helped harness it to get Obama elected, and he found himself on one of the most popular liberal podcasts in the age of Trump. He talks about how to not get jaded by everything and to use technology for good, always returning to importance of civic engagement, regardless of how technology dictates that we do it.