Inside American Politics 2017

What Party Has Greater Challenges Ahead?

This panel analyzes the fractured nature of both political parties. Are there now two Republican parties: Trump Populist Republicans and Traditional Reagan-style establishment Republicans? Are there two Democratic parties: Bernie Sanders-Elizabeth Warren Democrats and Traditional Obama-Clinton establishment Democrats?

Panelists:

Ron Christie, Republican political analyst

Doug Thornell, Democratic public affairs strategist

Elise Jordan, MSNBC political analyst and writer

Rob Collins, Republican political strategist

Moderator: Jay Newton-Small, Journalist, Time magazine

An Uneasy Relationship: Congress and the White House

This panel discusses the Trump Administration's relationship with Congress. Will the Trump Administration and the Congressional Republican Leadership begin working more productively, or will President Trump and the Democratic Leadership form an unlikely partnership on certain initiatives? Will more Republicans in Congress begin to openly oppose President Trump and his base, or will they fall back in line as election season approaches?

Rob Collins, Republican political strategist

Doug Thornell, Democratic public affairs strategist

Todd Harris, Republican media and communications strategist

John Anzalone, Democratic pollster

Moderator: Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post

Trump Administration: First Year Review

This panel reviews the successes, failures and unexpected developments that occurred during the first year of the Trump Administration.

Panelists:

Steve McMahon, Democratic strategist

Jonathan Capehart, Journalist, The Washington Post

Ron Christie, Republican political analyst

Elise Jordan, MSNBC political analyst and writer

Moderator: Jay Newton-Small, Journalist, Time magazine

Forecasting: What Could Be Next?

On this panel, panelists make predictions about how the next year will play out for the Trump Administration and Congress. Can Congress and the administration work together to achieve a legislative policy victory in the coming year? Can the Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018? Looking at 2020, who are the Democratic candidates to watch as potential presidential nominees? Can Trump keep a fractured Republican party together heading into 2020?

Panelists:

Jonathan Capehart, Journalist, The Washington Post

Todd Harris, Republican media and communications strategist

John Anzalone, Democratic pollster

Jay Newton-Small, Journalist, Time magazine

Ron Christie, Republican political analyst

Moderator: Steve McMahon, Democratic strategist

Each year, politics and media experts gather at NYU Florence to discuss the most important issues in American politics.

 

This year, the discussion focused on the first months of the Trump presidency. 

Photo Gallery:

Welcome Remarks with Ellyn Toscano
Panel 1_ _Trump Administration_ First Year Review_
Eden Florence Guill Greets Attendees
Elise Jordan Responding to a Question
NYU Florence Student Marly Lake Asks a Question
Panel 2_ _An Uneasy Relationship_ Congress and the White House_
Steve McMahon at the First Panel
Jay Newton-Small Moderates the First Panel
Panel 2_ _An Uneasy Relationship_ Congress and the White House_
Inside American Politics Lunch Break
Inside American Politics Lunch Break
Inside American Politics Lunch Break
Devin Lee at Lunch With Jonathan Capehart
Inside American Politics Lunch Break with NYU Florence Students
Panel 3_ _What Party Has Greater Challenges Ahead__
Panel 3_ _What Party Has Greater Challenges Ahead__
Rob Collins
Doug Thornell
Ellyn Toscano
Film Screening of Capture the Flag and Discussion
Todd Harris
Panel 4_ _Forecasting_ What Could Be Next__
Panel 4_ _Forecasting_ What Could Be Next__
Panel 4_ _Forecasting_ What Could Be Next__
NYU Florence Student Ward Hejazi at Q&A
Panel 4_ _Forecasting_ What Could Be Next__
Panel 2_ _An Uneasy Relationship_ Congress and the White House_
John Anzalone at the Second Panel
Panel 4_ _Forecasting_ What Could Be Next__
Film Screening of Capture the Flag and Discussion
Tom McIntyre
Ron Christie
Coffee Table Chats With Students and Speakers
Panelists at the Final Q+A
Panel 4_ _Forecasting_ What Could Be Next__
Panel 4_ _Forecasting_ What Could Be Next__
Paola Martinez Parente Beristain at Q&A
Attendees During the Final Panel
Panelists, Organizers, and Attendees
Open Questions with Attendees and Speakers
LPD Interns During Inside American Politics
NYU Florence Student Katia Taylor at Q+A
NYU Florence Student Ori De Angelis at Q&A
NYU Florence Student Matilda Mahne at Final Q&A
Jordin Tafoya Interviews Jonathan Capehart
NYU Florence Students Paola, Syanne, and Devin, Post-Conference
Jay Newton-Smalls Debriefs With NYU Florence Students
Syanne Rios Post-Conference With Jonathan Capehart
Panel 2_ _An Uneasy Relationship_ Congress and the White House_
Panel 2_ _An Uneasy Relationship_ Congress and the White House_
Katia Taylor Interviews Jay Newton-Small
NYU Florence Students Matilda Mahne and Ori De Angelis
Panel 2_ _An Uneasy Relationship_ Congress and the White House_
Panel 2_ _An Uneasy Relationship_ Congress and the White House_
Pre-Panel Conversation