40th Anniversary of Nixon's Resignation

Experts from the University of Pennsylvania can discuss the anniversary of President Richard Nixon's resignation in August 1974, the circumstances under which he resigned, what impact it had on the nation and what has changed since then.

Michael Delli Carpini

Dean, Annenberg School for Communication.
Annenberg School for Communication.
University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Delli Carpini can talk about the presidential debates, political advertising, partisan polarization and youth voting and participation. 



Julie Sloane | 215-746-1798 | jsloane@asc.upenn.edu


Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Professor, Annenberg School for Communication.
University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Jamieson studies political communication, rhetorical theory and criticism, campaign communication and presidential discourse.



Michael Rozansky | 215-746-0202 | mrozansky@asc.upenn.edu


Rogers Smith

Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean for Social Sciences.
School of Arts & Sciences.
University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Smith researches constitutional law, American political thought and modern and legal political theory, with special interests in questions of citizenship, race, ethnicity and gender. He’s the author of Still a House Divided: Race & Politics in Obama’s America, Living in a Promiseland? Mexican Immigration and American Obligations and Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History. 



Jill DiSanto | 215-898-4820 | jdisanto@upenn.edu


Alvin Felzenberg

Presidential Historian, Lecturer
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Felzenberg, an American presidential historian, is the author of The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn't): Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game. Alvin S. Felzenberg is an American presidential historian, political commentator, and public official. He was Principal Spokesman for the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission. Felzenberg is currently Director of Communications for the Joint Economic Committee for the United States Congress.



Julie Sloane | 215-746-1798 | jsloane@asc.upenn.edu


Barbie Zelizer

Professor of Communication.
Annenberg School for Communication.
University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Zelizer’s work focuses on the news media in times of crisis and war. She is the author of Covering the Body: The Kennedy Assassination, the Media and the Shaping of Collective Memory. She is the Raymond Williams Professor of Communication, and the Director of the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication.



Julie Sloane | 215-746-1798 | jsloane@asc.upenn.edu