A Conversation with Karl Rove

National Center for Policy Analysis presents

A Conversation with Karl Rove

Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush

Interviewed by John Goodman

WHEN: Thursday, November 29, 2007, Noon to 1:15 PM

WHERE: Stemmons Ballroom, Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207


Complimentary valet parking is available at the Atrium Entrance. Complimentary self parking is available in Lots 1, 2, and 3.

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Karl Rove served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush. Mr. Rove oversaw the strategic planning, political affairs, public liaison, and intergovernmental affairs efforts of the White House. He was also Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policymaking process.

Karl Rove has been described by respected author and columnist Michael Barone as "unique…no Presidential appointee has ever had such a strong influence on politics and policy, and none is likely to do so again anytime soon."

A key member of the President's inner circle, he has been called a master strategist whose "game has always been long term," says columnist David Broder, "and he plays it with an intensity and attention to detail that few can match."

He was the architect of two winning Presidential campaigns, played a pivotal role in the conversion of Texas from a Democrat to Republican stronghold, and was at the President's side since he began his race for the Texas governor's office 14 years ago.

Karl Rove was the architect of the President's 2000 and 2004 campaigns and, for the 18 years before the start of the 2000 campaign, president of Karl Rove & Company, an Austin, Texas-based public affairs firm that worked for Republican candidates, non-partisan causes, and non-profit groups. His clients have included over 75 Republican U.S. Senate, Congressional and gubernatorial candidates in 24 states, as well as the Moderate Party of Sweden.

The Colorado native attended the University of Utah, George Mason University and the University of Texas at Austin.

Mr. Rove has graduate students at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and undergraduates in a joint appointment from the Journalism and Government Departments at the University of Texas at Austin and was also faculty member at the Salzburg Seminar.

He was a member of the Board of International Broadcasting, which oversaw operations of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, and served on the board of the McDonald Observatory. He was also a member of the boards of regents of two Texas state universities.

Mr. Rove and his wife, Darby, have one son.

The National Center for Policy Analysis is a public policy research institute founded in 1983 and internationally known for its studies on public policy issues. The NCPA is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with an office in Washington, D.C.