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Ballots and Brunch

A Review of the 2016 Presidential Election and Future of American Politics

Saturday, November 19 9:00am —12:00pm

Nationally acclaimed Time Magazine columnist and best-selling author, Joe Klein, joins several distinguished panelists for a morning of insider insight, expert commentary and engaging discussion.

iVote Week

Voter Registration Drive

Monday, March 2810:00am — 5:00pm

The Bully Pulpit Series is partnering with Cistern Yard Media to host a week long voter registration movement. From March 28th to April 3rd we will host several events from Games on the Green to a "Spring Awokening" Concert in the Cistern Yard! Check our iVote week blog post to stay updated on the schedule!

Chelsea Clinton

A Town Hall Event

Friday, February 2610:30am —11:30am

Chelsea Clinton will participate in the Bully Pulpit Series as a surrogate speaker for the Hillary for America presidential campaign. The town hall event will include moderated Q&A as well as a meet-and-greet reception. Doors open at 10:00 a.m., and seating is first come, first served. A livestream of the event will be available through the Bully Pulpit Series website.

ABC News 4 Roundtable

A Broadcast Event

Monday, February 15 7:00pm — 8:00pm

Join the Bully Pulpit Series, Political Science Department and ABC News 4 as we host the South Carolina Primary Roundtable.


Energy, Economy and the Election in South Carolina

Thursday, February 11 3:00am — 7:00am

The Bully Pulpit Series welcomes POLITICO to campus for POLITICO Caucus: Energy, the Economy and the Election. For more information, please visit the event website, RSVP for one or both of the panels at

CANCELED: Governor Chris Christie

A Town Hall Event

Wednesday, February 10 4:30pm — 5:30pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has decided to cancel his campaign trip to South Carolina. The Bully Pulpit Series wishes him and his family well during this time.

Governor Mike Huckabee

A Town Hall Event

Friday, January 15 1:00pm — 2:00pm

The Series will host Mike Huckabee, presidential candidate and former Arkansas governor, for a town hall meeting and meet-and-greet reception. The event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Senator Marco Rubio

A Town Hall Event

Tuesday, December 110:30am —11:30am

The Bully Pulpit Series will host Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) in the Stern Center Gardens on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. The event will start at 10:30 a.m., and will include brief remarks by Sen. Rubio before opening for audience questions. The event is free and open to the public. Large bags and signage will not be permitted inside the venue. A livestream of the event will be available through the Bully Pulpit website.

Senator Ted Cruz

A Town Hall Event

Monday, November 16 4:30pm — 5:30pm

The Bully Pulpit Series will host presidential candidate and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Monday, November 16 at 4:30 p.m. for a town hall meeting and meet-and-greet opportunity in Stern Center Gardens (rain location: Stern Center Ballroom). Over 30 minutes of the program will be dedicated to your questions, so please join us for an interesting afternoon with our third presidential candidate of the 2015-2016 presidential election season. Stern Gardens will open to public seating at 4:00 p.m.

Governor Martin O'Malley

A Town Hall Event

Thursday, October 22 3:45pm — 5:00pm

Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) will participate in a town hall event with College of Charleston faculty, staff, students and community members. Following his brief remarks, Governor O’Malley will answer audience questions. A meet-and-greet reception will be held immediately following the event. This town hall event is free and open to the public.

Senator Lindsey Graham

A Town Hall Event

Friday, September 2510:00am —11:00am

The Bully Pulpit Series has partnered with Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security to welcome Senator Lindsey Graham to the lowcountry. Senator Graham will participate in a forum on foreign policy as well as entertain questions from the audience. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Mayoral Debate

A Broadcast Event

Wednesday, October 14 7:00pm — 8:30pm

The Bully Pulpit Series and ABC News 4 have joined together to host a Charleston Mayoral Debate. Just days before the mayoral election, candidates will discuss everything from education to urban planning. The event will be broadcasted live on ABC News 4.

Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

A Community Lecture Event

Wednesday, March 11 3:00pm — 5:00pm

A commemorative lecture on Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address will be given by published historian and renowned scholar, Dr. Richard Carwardine.

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