University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Dan Pfeiffer

Howard Daniel Pfeiffer is an American activist, podcaster and former senior advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama for Strategy and Communications.

Pfeiffer was a long-time aide to Obama, serving in various press and communications roles throughout his 2008 campaign for the presidency, on his presidential transition team and in the Obama White House. He co-hosts the Pod Save America podcast with Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor. In 2015, Pfeiffer joined CNN as a political contributor.

His new book is "Yes We (Still) Can."


Scheduled events:
Is Democracy in Danger?
Is our democratic system, long-thought invincible, being threatened by America's strident politics? Expect a lively discussion as Steven Levitsky, John Nichols and Dan Pfeiffer offer their perspectives on what to watch out for — and what we might hope for. The moderator will be former UA President Peter Likins.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 560)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Gallery (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Steven Levitsky, John Nichols, Dan Pfeiffer
Moderator: Peter Likins
Can We Work Together Anymore?
A Democrat, A Republican and an Undocumented Immigrant, who considers himself an American, have a conversation.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Dan Pfeiffer, Jose Vargas, Rick Wilson
Moderator: Mary Chinwe Okoye

Yes We (Still) Can
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Hachette Book Group/Twelve Books
June 2018
ISBN 9781538711712
304 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From Obama's former communications director and current co-host of Pod Save America comes a colorful account of how politics, the media, and the Internet changed during the Obama presidency and how Democrats can fight back in the Trump era. More/less

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