The Mark and Heather Rosenker Lecture Series series is designed to help participants work across deep political divisions in order to foster productive deliberations about pressing issues. Uniting research, education, and civic engagement, the Rosenker Lecture Series fosters democratic communication by engaging diverse voices in public dialogue. All Rosenker Lecture Series events are free and open to the public.

The 2020 Census: Engaging Every Household in America

When: 2/20/2020 Where: 0200 Skinner Building In this lecture, Ann Davison discussed the 2020 Census and the public relations and crisis management work her team at Guidehouse, a global consulting firm, has done to help the U.S. Census Bureau prepare for the 2020 Census. Once every ten years the United States conducts a population count […]

Lauren Vance

Her Carnival of Dreams

Lauren Vance is a graduate of the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland. During the lecture, Lauren spoke about her career in network news, documentary series, and film making–a career she launched with an internship in Washington, DC with CBS News.


So a Liberal and a Conservative Walk Into a Bar… No Joke: How to Disagree and Stay Friends in America Today

Speakers: Hon. Bradley A. Blakeman and Hon. David Goodfriend