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FAU Presents Ana Navarro with ‘Are You Being Heard: Political Participation and the First Amendment’

September 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Boca Raton, FL – Florida Atlantic University will host Republican strategist and political commentator Ana Navarro with “Are You Being Heard: Political Participation and the First Amendment.” The lecture and a panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Osher Lifelong Learning Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Tickets are $35 and FAU students, faculty, staff and alumni are free with ID or by calling 561-297-6124. Osher Lifelong Learning students can purchase tickets at

Navarro is a Nicaraguan-born American Republican strategist and political commentator for various news outlets and shows, including CNNCNN en EspañolABC NewsTelemundo, and “The View.” She is a two-time alumna of the University of Miami, earning a B.A. in Latin American studies and political science in 1993 and a Juris Doctorate in 1997. Navarro served as the national Hispanic co-chair for Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman’s 2012 presidential campaign and the national co-chair of John McCain’s Hispanic Advisory Council in 2008, where she also was the national surrogate for the McCain 2008 campaign. She also served on Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s transition team in 1998 and was his first director of immigration policy in the Executive Office of the Governor.

Navarro’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with political strategist Patrick Rosenstiel, FAU political science professor Kevin Wagner, Ph.D., and FAU communications instructor Ilene Prusher. Rosenstiel is a lifelong Republican who helped re-align Congress in the 1990s, spear-headed the California school voucher initiative in 2000 and worked with Progress for America to enact U.S. President George W. Bush’s domestic policy agenda. Rosenstiel consulted confirmation efforts for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts.  Rosenstiel voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and intends to support the President again in 2020. He is a full-throated proponent of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and is senior advisor to

The lecture and panel discussion are part of FAU’s Constitution Day Celebration and  sponsored by FAU’s Department of Political Science; FAU’s School of Communication and Multimedia Studies; FAU’s Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management; the FAU Diversity Platform and the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County. For more information,

About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information,


September 18, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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