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SCW Sunday
From the Left, From the Right, Dialogue with–

moderated by
Lane Filler,
Newsday columnist

Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 3:00pm

PAUL BEGALA is a commentator for CNN, where he is part of the political team that has won both an "Emmy" and a "Peabody Award." In the 2012 campaign he was a senior advisor for the pro-Obama Super PAC. After helping engineer Bill Clinton's presidential campaign with his partner, James Carville, Begala served as counselor to the President, one of Clinton's closest aides. He has consulted for political campaigns across the country and around the world. Begala is an affiliated professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Along with James Carville and GOP strategist Karl Rove, he was recently inducted into the American Association of Political Consultants Hall of Fame. STEVE SCHMIDT served as a top strategist to President George W. Bush's 2004 re-election campaign. Following Bush's successful re-election, Schmidt served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Counselor to the Vice President. He departed the White House in 2005 to lead the re-election effort of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose landslide victory earned Schmidt "GOP Campaign Manager of the Year" from the American Association of Political Consultants. In 2007, Schmidt served as a senior advisor to John McCain's presidential bid helping him secure the Republican nomination. Schmidt was later played by Woody Harrelson in the HBO film Game Change, bsed on chapters of the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin that focus on the choice of Sarah Palin as McCain's running mate. Schmidt approved of the film, saying, "It tells the truth of the campaign...." Currently a political analyst for MSNBC and frequent guest on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, he also serves as Vice-Chairman of Public Affairs at Edelman, where he is a strategic couselor to chief executive officers.
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SCW Friday
Guest Speaker

will offer the talk —
"Violence All Around"

Friday evening,
May 20, 2016 at 7:30pm

JOHN SIFTON, Asia Advocacy Director for Human Rights Watch, works on South and Southeast Asia. Previously, he was the director of One World Research, a public interest research and investigation firm. Before joining One World Research, Sifton spent six years at Human Rights Watch, first as a researcher in the Asia division, focusing on Afghanistan and Pakistan, then as the senior researcher on terrorism and counterterrorism. In 2000 and 2001, Sifton worked for the International Rescue Committee, primarily in Afghanistan and Kosovo. He holds a law degree from New York University and a bachelor's degree from St. John's College, Annapolis. He is the grandson of theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.
Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane.
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