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Professor Stephen Krupin of HKS on “Speechwriting for the President”

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join ACS in welcoming Professor Stephen Krupin from the Harvard Kennedy School for a discussion on “Speechwriting for the President.” The discussion will be a free-for-all Q&A!

Stephen Krupin served in the White House as a senior speechwriter to President Obama, as director of speechwriting on Obama’s re-election campaign, and as chief speechwriter to Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He has worked in the writers’ room and media operation at three Democratic National Conventions and served as a Florida press secretary on President Obama’s 2008 campaign.

As the director of the executive communications practice at the public affairs and political consulting firm SKDKnickerbocker, Stephen partners with C-suite executives, elected officials and advocates to help them achieve their strategic objectives from behind the podium and in front of the camera. He has prepared leaders to inspire audiences on the campaign trail and at commencement ceremonies, promote innovative ideas at the World Economic Forum and South by Southwest, and deliver effective messages on “60 Minutes.” He’s worked with them to frame the fights of our time from the Rose Garden and U.N. Security Council to the Senate floor and the steps of the Supreme Court – and even get a few laughs at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Prior to joining the Harvard Kennedy School as an adjunct lecturer in public policy, Stephen designed and taught the graduate-level speechwriting courses at Georgetown, George Washington, and American universities. He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, earned a master’s degree from the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, and is a fellow at the Truman National Security Project.

Hosted by the American Constitution Society. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Democrats.

Pizza will be served.


April 26
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:
Student Orgs Events


WCC 1023 Classroom


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