Steve Clemons is Editor at Large of The Hill, America’s most read political media platform. Previously, Clemons served as Editor-at-Large of The Atlantic and Editor-in-Chief of AtlanticLIVE, the premium division of The Atlantic’s 3D journalism. Clemons is also a foreign policy and politics contributor to MSNBC and is proprietor of a popular political blog, The Washington Note. He also founded and serves as Senior Fellow of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, where he previously served as Executive Vice President. Prior to this, Clemons served as Executive Vice President of the Economic Strategy Institute, was Senior Economic & International Affairs Advisor to Senator Jeff Bingaman, and was the founding Executive Director of the Nixon Center, now re-named the Center for National Interest. Clemons serves on the advisory boards of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College and the Eastern European national security think tank, GLOBSEC. Clemons writes and speaks frequently on consequential national security, politics, and economic policy issues.
Washington’s Floating World
How Politics in Our Nation’s Capital Has Become the World’s Most Important and Watched Theater
In mid-18th century Japan, ukiyo-e, or, by another definition, pictures and woodblock prints of Japan’s floating world, its “sad, troubling world,” told tales of power and intrigue between Japan’s notables, of behind the scenes skullduggery, of the silly and the grand. Japanese politics then, in much the same way as Washington’s today, was one of posturing and drama, theater in the round all the time. Washington abounds with big personalities today ranging from President Trump to observant and always listening Uber drivers to Speaker Pelosi to the colorful minions who run the White House, the Supreme Court, the Senate and the House. Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large of The Hill, one of the nation’s most widely read political media outlets, will share his perspective on how Washington’s floating world is captivating the globe today — as virtually every bit of political and policy tradition is being overturned and recast.
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|Course # WNT4 — One Time Event
|Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
|Tuesday, January 28 2020
|7 - 8:30 PM
|$40 / member; $55 / non-member