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Lessons from the 2016 Election: What They Mean for 2018 and Beyond

September 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Duke Health Data Sciences Center, DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, and POLIS for a lecture and discussion with Jim Margolis.

Jim Margolis served as senior advisor to President Obama in both the former President’s campaigns for the White House, leading each cycle’s half-billion dollar advertising effort and helping direct the campaign as part of the core strategic team. Jim also co-produced the two Obama Presidential Inaugurals and both of Mr. Obama’s national conventions. In the 2016 presidential election, Jim served as senior advisor to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, leading her paid advertising effort and producing the 2016 Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

Jim works at the intersection of politics, advertising and advocacy on behalf of candidates, foundations, government agencies and corporate clients. He has earned one of the best win/loss records of any consultant in America, helping elect senators and governors from every region of the country. He has advised America’s top corporations and nonprofits, including The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Cisco Systems, The Center for the Next Generation, L’Oréal, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Corporation for National and Community Service, AFSCME, VISA, and AT&T.


September 8, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


The Edge at Bostock Library


Duke Health Data Sciences Center
DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy
POLIS: The Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service