10/22 Divided We Fall: Civility in Political Debate

The Bully Pulpit Series will co-host the virtual “Divided We Fall: Civility in Political Debate” panel with the Department of Communication and their Advisory Council on October 22nd at 11:00 AM. Live remarks will be followed by Q&A with the audience. This event is part of the Cougar Campaign 2020 series at the College of Charleston.

Event Zoom link:



Dr. Beth Goodier (Associate Professor of Communication)


  • Jeannie Bunton, former White House Aide
    • Bunton served as a senior counselor at Policy Impact, a public relations and lobbying firm, and before that, she was Director of Press and Public Affairs for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Prior to joining CPB, Bunton served as a White House aide to President George H.W. Bush in the Office of Media Affairs and the Office of Presidential Speechwriting. (full bio here)
  • Mike McCurry, former White House Press Secretary
    • McCurry began as press secretary for U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources (1976-81). He then served as press secretary to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1981-83), director of communications for Democratic National Committee (1988-1990), spokesman for U.S. Department of State (1993-1995), and as White House press secretary to President Bill Clinton (1995-98). McCurry held many leadership roles in Democratic national campaigns from 1984-2004. He is also a former co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates which sponsors the general election debates between candidates for President and Vice President of the U.S. (full bio here)
  • Greg Schneiders, former White House Director of Communications
    • Schneiders served as Director of Communications in the White House and for the Democratic leadership in the U.S. Senate. Schneiders also led the communications efforts for several presidential campaigns. He has been a frequent speaker on politics and communications and has contributed commentary and columns to The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal among other publications. (full bio here)
  • Tucker Eskew, former White House Deputy Assistant to the President
    • Eskew began his career on President Ronald Reagan’s 1984 re-election campaign. He held leadership roles in both Bush-Cheney campaigns and in 2008 was counselor to the GOP vice-presidential nominee. He served as Deputy Assistant to the President (2001-2003), heading Media Affairs and then Global Communications. After 9/11, Eskew served in London as the President’s wartime communications representative to No. 10 Downing Street. Additionally, he served eight years as Press Secretary to S.C. Governor Carroll Campbell. (full bio here)








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